I. intransitive verb (mizzled; mizzling) Etymology: Middle English misellen; akin to Dutch dialect mizzelen to drizzle, Middle Dutch mist fog, mist Date: 15th century to rain in very fine drops ; drizzlemizzle nounmizzly adjective II. intransitive verb (mizzled; mizzling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1781 chiefly British to depart suddenly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(in small drops), ,

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  • Mizzle — Miz zle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Mizzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mizzling}.] [See {Misle}, and cf. {Mistle}.] 1. To rain in very fine drops; to drizzle. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To take one s self off; to go. [Slang] [1913 Webster] As long as George… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mizzle — Miz zle, n. Mist; fine rain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mizzle — [miz′əl] vt., vi. mizzled, mizzling [LME misellen, prob. < LowG, as in Du dial. miezelen, LowG miseln: for IE base see MIST] Dial. to rain in a fine mist; drizzle n. Dial. a misty rain; drizzle mizzly adj …   English World dictionary

  • mizzle —  Decamp. Also do a mizzle …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • mizzle — mizzle1 /miz euhl/, v., mizzled, mizzling, n. South Midland and Southern U.S. v.t., v.i. 1. to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist. n. 2. mist or drizzle. [1475 85; c. dial D mizzelen, LG miseln to drizzle; akin to MD misel mist, dew; see LE]… …   Universalium

  • mizzle — 1. verb /ˈmɪz.əl/ a) To rain in very fine drops. b) To abscond, scram, flee. Syn: drizzle 2. noun /ˈmɪz.əl/ …   Wiktionary

  • Mizzle — 1. (of rain) drizzle; 2. (older slang) depart; leave; 3. drizzling rain …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • mizzle — I Australian Slang 1. (of rain) drizzle; 2. (older slang) depart; leave; 3. drizzling rain II Mawdesley Glossary to disappear, to go away. An object has mizzled. been stolen …   English dialects glossary

  • mizzle — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. mist, drizzle, sprinkle, shower, trickle, ooze, dribble, rain in small drops; see also rain …   English dictionary for students

  • mizzle — Light precipitation that is, in density, heavier than a mist, but lighter than a drizzle. Look, kids, it s mizzling again …   Dictionary of american slang

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