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frizz 1

tr. & intr.v. frizzed, frizz·ing, frizz·es
To form or be formed into small tight curls or tufts.
a. The condition of being frizzed.
b. Frizzed hair: "I sat under the dryer for an hour and emerged, roasted, with a tidy pouf of frizz beginning at my ears and going all around my head" (Shirley Abbott).
2. A small tight curl or tuft.

[Alteration (influenced by frizzle) of French friser, from Old French, possibly from frire, fris-, to fry, from Latin frīgere, to roast, fry.]

frizz′er n.

frizz 2

v. frizzed, frizz·ing, frizz·es
To fry or burn with a sizzling noise.
To make a sizzling noise while frying or searing.

[Possibly back-formation from frizzle.]


(Hairdressing & Grooming) (of the hair, nap, etc) to form or cause (the hair, etc) to form tight wiry curls or crisp tufts
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) hair that has been frizzed
2. the state of being frizzed
[C19: from French friser to curl, shrivel up (see frisette): influenced by frizzle1]
ˈfrizzer n


v.i., v.t.
1. to form into small crisp curls or little tufts.
2. the state of being frizzed.
3. something frizzed, as hair.
[1650–60; back formation from frizzle1]



v.i., v.t.
[by shortening]


Past participle: frizzed
Gerund: frizzing

I frizz
you frizz
he/she/it frizzes
we frizz
you frizz
they frizz
I frizzed
you frizzed
he/she/it frizzed
we frizzed
you frizzed
they frizzed
Present Continuous
I am frizzing
you are frizzing
he/she/it is frizzing
we are frizzing
you are frizzing
they are frizzing
Present Perfect
I have frizzed
you have frizzed
he/she/it has frizzed
we have frizzed
you have frizzed
they have frizzed
Past Continuous
I was frizzing
you were frizzing
he/she/it was frizzing
we were frizzing
you were frizzing
they were frizzing
Past Perfect
I had frizzed
you had frizzed
he/she/it had frizzed
we had frizzed
you had frizzed
they had frizzed
I will frizz
you will frizz
he/she/it will frizz
we will frizz
you will frizz
they will frizz
Future Perfect
I will have frizzed
you will have frizzed
he/she/it will have frizzed
we will have frizzed
you will have frizzed
they will have frizzed
Future Continuous
I will be frizzing
you will be frizzing
he/she/it will be frizzing
we will be frizzing
you will be frizzing
they will be frizzing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frizzing
you have been frizzing
he/she/it has been frizzing
we have been frizzing
you have been frizzing
they have been frizzing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frizzing
you will have been frizzing
he/she/it will have been frizzing
we will have been frizzing
you will have been frizzing
they will have been frizzing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frizzing
you had been frizzing
he/she/it had been frizzing
we had been frizzing
you had been frizzing
they had been frizzing
I would frizz
you would frizz
he/she/it would frizz
we would frizz
you would frizz
they would frizz
Past Conditional
I would have frizzed
you would have frizzed
he/she/it would have frizzed
we would have frizzed
you would have frizzed
they would have frizzed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frizz - the condition of being formed into small tight curls; "her hair was in a frizz"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
Verb1.frizz - curl tightly; "crimp hair"
curl, wave - twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
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A. Nrizos mpl pequeños y muy apretados
B. VT [+ hair] → rizar con rizos pequeños y muy apretados


vt hairkräuseln
visich kräuseln, kraus werden
nKraushaar nt


1. vtincrespare
2. nriccio


(friz) verb
to (cause hair to) form a mass of tight curls. The hairdresser frizzed her hair.
ˈfrizzy adjective
(of hair) in very small curls. He had frizzy red hair.
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