from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of frisette.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A curl of hair or silk.
  • n. A pad of frizzed hair or silk formerly worn by women under the hair to stuff it out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A curl of hair or silk; a pad of frizzed hair or silk worn by women under the hair to stuff it out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little frizz or curl of hair; a band of frizzled hair, either natural or false, worn above the forehead; a bang.


French frisette curl. (Wiktionary)


  • As a strow will shaw she does the wind blague, recting to show the rudess of a robur curling and shewing the fansaties of a frizette.

    Finnegans Wake

  • (I had brought along a tin of Euthymol tooth powder, a packet of frizette mixture, a jar of red currant jelly, a box of liquorice allsorts, a comb, and two tins of Portuguese sardines.)

    A Rude Awakening

  • Oroveso to the Druidical chorus, was a muscular spinster, fierce and forty, sporting steel spectacles, a frizette of the most scrupulous honesty, and a towering comb which formed what the landscape-gardeners call "an object" in the distance.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • This attractive peculiarity was more apparent than ever to-day, the frizette having been caught by a bough in the woods.

    Bluebell A Novel


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