from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of frizz.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of producing a curled appearance.
  • n. A curly finish given to a heavily napped fabric.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I tilted my face back, slitting my eyes against the drizzle, preparing for the usual remarks about my skin, or the hair I felt frizzing along my neck.


  • With her yellow hair all frizzing every which way, she looked one of those Earth lions.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • Her Beauty Book will probably have more product reviews of curl relaxers or de-frizzing products, for example, and nix the tips for women with perfectly blown-out straight locks.

    Hearst's Real Beauty Queen

  • The air outside was spongy with moisture, the humidity frizzing Clarys hair and sticking Simons blue T-shirt to his back.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • When the P&O Canton finally pulled into Hong Kong harbor in August, she really felt she was in the tropics, hair frizzing up in curls, face always slightly damp and oily, the constant moisture under her arms and knees.

    'The Piano Teacher'

  • It doesn't bake well, but it's that latter ingredient that had me applying lipgloss, strategically de-frizzing my bangs on a Thursday night.

    blog: April 2008

  • Never mind, here's a taster of my outward bound journey over high Dartmoor early on Sunday morning, in some typical, hair frizzing Dartmoor weather.

    52 entries from July 2006

  • Sydney, Alexis Miller and Rebekah Hamilton got out of their van, stood in front of the school — oblivious to the cool mist that was frizzing their hair and chilling their pedicured, flip-flopped feet — and screamed, “Twilight!”


  • And how she had to download all the Kanji characters due to her hair frizzing because every time she went for shampoo she ended up buying body wash.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Bumble & Bumble reportedly makes good products for de-frizzing curly hair, and curly hair is all about products, my dear.

    Archive 2006-05-07


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