Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of frizz.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To curl or form into small curls, as hair, with a crisping pin; to crisp.
  • transitive v. To form into little burs, prominences, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth.
  • transitive v. To soften and make of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument.
  • n. That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig; a frizzle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See frizz.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Geoffreys do such things quite apart from their regular connection; it is a sort of 'behind the scenes;'"said Glossy Megilp, who was standing at Florence's dressing-glass, touching up the little heap of" friz "across her forehead.

    Real Folks

  • It blew and snew and then it thew, and now, by jing, it's friz.

    Weather sayings: Do they have any value?

  • Starting off in the seedy clubs and backdoor whiskey bars of Sunset Strip, writers will embrace their inner straight male lesbians and put on the fishnet stockings, friz their hair, and learn to type in falsetto to blazing riffs, tricky hooks, and pedantic sililoquies that would make Slash blush.

    LOST Waves Back at Fans of the Nerd Persuasion

  • September 5, 2009 at 2:25 pm you bedder not hav eatd mai friz!

    they had no toyz…. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • The Lion Homespun turns into friz much too easily when it's left hanging loose; various people recommend knotting the ends, but I think it's safer to buy matching yarn that will fringe properly.

    Bad Brain Day

  • Thet I friz down right where I wuz, merried the Widder Shennon,

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • At that moment, when we in our wanderins had reached the furthest extremity that we attained onto, I tell you my blood friz, an my har riz in horror!

    Lost in the Fog

  • Then, the unhappy wight what acts as dry-nuss to his _Grandmother_, finding his writing on the pavement with red and white chalk and sentiment, won't friz, -- gives over appealing to the sympathies, kidnaps our comic offspring, and (as our brother dramatist Muster Sheridan says) disfigures 'em to make 'em look like his own.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, December 25, 1841

  • A few tears were shed by Dulac over the thin lank locks he was called upon to friz, and when all was completed and he held aloft the girandole to light him down the back stairs used by members of the royal household to gain admission to the state apartments of the royal palace without passing through the crowd in the ante-room, the faithful fellow turned heartbroken to his master's chamber.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876

  • It cannot be denied that the heavily-weighted skirts now in vogue are uncleanly and unwholesome, even when worn short; and while school-girls elaborate, friz, powder, and puff their hair like their elders, and trim their dresses to such excess, it will be impossible for them to find time for consecutive study.

    The Education of American Girls

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • archaic from Scottish origin - " First it blew and then it snew and then it friz horrid" - Major Downino's Letters

    January 26, 2013