American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To rain in fine, mistlike droplets; drizzle.
- n. A mistlike rain; a drizzle.
- v. Chiefly British Slang To make a sudden departure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rain in very fine drops; drizzle.
- n. Fine rain.
- To succumb; yield; hence, sometimes, to become tipsy.
- To disappear suddenly; decamp; run off.
- To overcome; confuse; entangle mentally.
- v. chiefly UK To abscond, scram, flee.
- v. intransitive, UK, North America To rain in very fine drops.
- n. misty rain or drizzle
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To rain in very fine drops; to drizzle.
- v. Slang To take one's self off; to go.
- n. Mist; fine rain.
- v. rain lightly
- n. very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
- From Middle English misellen ("to drizzle"). Cognate with Low German musseln ("to mizzle"), Dutch miezelen ("to drizzle, rain gently"). Of obscure origin, but apparently related to Middle Low German mes ("urine"), Middle Dutch mes, mis ("urine"), both from Old Saxon mehs ("urine"), from Proto-Germanic *mihstuz, *mihstaz, *mihsk- (“urine”), from Proto-Germanic *mīganan (“to urinate”), from Proto-Indo-European *meiǵʰ-, *omeiǵʰ- (“to urinate”). Compare also English micturate ("to urinate"), Old Frisian mese ("urine"), Low German miegen ("to urinate"), Dutch mijgen ("to urinate"), Danish mige ("to urinate"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English misellen; probably akin to Dutch dialectal mieselen; see meigh- in Indo-European roots.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I doubt the terms "woodshore" and "mizzle" pepper Young Adult fiction of the 21st century.”
“A mizzle, drizzle, haze, what's the difference between fog and mist, etc., etc. Simon Winchester: But the language and the dictionary therefore can almost inadvertently paint a portrait of the society that uses the language.”
“The Liffey flowed adjacently, by the steeples of Christchurch and Adam-and-Eve's, a dirty, eddying watercourse serenaded by the seagulls and the calls of the barge-men through its mizzle and stench.”
“The weather on the day we had set aside to do the count, Saturday was misty, moisty and drizzling, sort of a mizzle.”
“I want to be in Fantasyland when the shizzle hits the mizzle.”
“Over on the East Coast we have had rain, rain, a little more rain and that was followed up by some mizzle.”
“Sigh... and here I've been lying on a sofa in London all day with an intermittent fever watching the mizzle come down in the back garden.”
“Like, I took the car for the morning newspaper run, due to mizzle.”
“Not raining, just cloud and fog and mizzle, although the weather radar shows Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and western Maine getting drenched.”
“Various sections were actually less-than-dry, but worst I actually encountered would be rated a lightish mizzle.”
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