American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To form or be formed into small tight curls or tufts.
- n. The condition of being frizzed.
- n. A small tight curl or tuft.
- v. To fry or burn with a sizzling noise.
- v. To make a sizzling noise while frying or searing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To curl; crisp; form into a mass of small, loose, crisp curls, as the hair, with a crisping-pin; specifically, to crisp and then loosen out so as to form a light, fluffy mass of little curls.
- To form into little burs, prominences, or knots, as the nap of cloth; raise a nap or bur on.
- In leather-dressing, to remove the bur, prominences, or roughnesses from, as chamois and wash-leather, by rubbing with pumicestone, a blunt knife, or the like, in order to soften the surface and give a uniform thickness.
- n. That which is frizzed or curled; a wig, as covered with frizzes: as, a frizz of hair.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. See friz, v. t. & n.
- v. To fry, cook, or sear with a sizzling noise; to sizzle.
- n. the condition of being formed into small tight curls
- v. curl tightly
- From Middle English fryse, from the verb. See above. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration (influenced by frizzle2) of French friser, from Old French, possibly from frire, fris-, to fry, from Latin frīgere, to roast, fry.Possibly back-formation from frizzle1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My hair was always stick straight until a few years ago, I noticed a definite "frizz" starting to develop, much to my horror!”
“Sated on art, we ventured out into the frizz zone, clutching our zebra-print umbrella for dear life.”
“That's what people have been liking about it — they can still have their volume, but they get rid of the frizz, she said.”
“By providing a drier environment, silk reduces that Kafkaesque tendency a nice blowout has of morphing into a nest of frizz overnight.”
“No static, no frizz, no creases etched into my cheeks—something magic was clearly at work.”
“I still need some frizz control afterwards though.”
“I never blow dry -- just try to control the frizz and flyaways.”
“For frizz taming I use clear Aloe Vera gel (wierd, but it's much nicer than other hair gel).”
“And when I wake up the next morning with frizz again but I'm not ready to wash my hair again yet (because my hair's pretty dry and I don't like to overwork it), I just take another little dollop of gel and do the same thing again.”
“I basically want something that will reduce frizz and let my curls hold together as they dry (I don't heat-style unless I'm desperate to get out the door) without making them crunchy or weighing them down with gludge.”
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