1. Man who freezes the mist; syn: Old Man Winter. The Misticer is there, look! He’s freezing the mist. Hurray!
Circa 2012. Modern English < Compound of O.E. mist "dimness, mist" (Earliest in compounds, such as misthleoðu "misty cliffs," wælmist "mist of death"), from P.Gmc. *Mikhstaz (cf. M.L.G. mist,Icelandic mistur), from PIE *migh-/*meigh- (cf. Gk. omikhle, O.C.S. migla, Skt. mih, megha "cloud, mist") and icer O.E. is "ice," from P.Gmc. *isa- (cf. O.N. iss, O.Fris. is, Du. ijs, Ger. Eis), with no certain cognates beyond Gmc. Slang meaning "diamonds" is attested from 1906. Ice cream is first recorded 1688 (as iced cream); Icing in the sugary sense is from 1769; Ice cube first recorded 1929. To break the ice.