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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.]
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.]
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frizzed[frɪzd] adj → crespo/a
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