from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fringe of curled, often artificial hair, usually worn on the forehead by a woman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a fringe of hair or curls worn about the forehead by women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See frizette.
"frisette" shingling it, a sallow neck with a necklace of gold beads, a black dress too rusty for recent grief and contours in basso-rilievo, left the table prematurely, and was reported to have been very virulent about what I said.
"Light hair isn't wanted, so Ju will have to give hers, or you'd better borrow Miss Bat's frisette," added Mabel, with a scornful laugh.
She was the remains of a blonde, with light eyes and hair; she was now gray, but wore a dark frisette, whilst the gray hair showed through her cap behind.
I wish I could describe to you this extraordinary specimen of humanity -- a short little old body with an intelligent face -- all her wool carefully concealed by an enormous turban, from beneath each side of which hung four black strings, looking like an imitation frisette of false curls, her odd figure enveloped in shawl and cape, rubbing her hands nervously and sinking into the floor, as it seemed, as she curtseyed to us lower than I ever saw anybody go and get up again straight.