frizz

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v frizz curl tightly "crimp hair"
    • n frizz the condition of being formed into small tight curls "her hair was in a frizz"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & n Frizz See Friz v. t. & n.
    • v. t. & i Frizz To fry, cook, or sear with a sizzling noise; to sizzle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • frizz To curl; crisp; form into a mass of small, loose, crisp curls, as the hair, with a crisping-pin; specifically, to crisp and then loosen out so as to form a light, fluffy mass of little curls.
    • frizz To form into little burs, prominences, or knots, as the nap of cloth; raise a nap or bur on.
    • frizz In leather-dressing, to remove the bur, prominences, or roughnesses from, as chamois and wash-leather, by rubbing with pumicestone, a blunt knife, or the like, in order to soften the surface and give a uniform thickness.
    • n frizz That which is frizzed or curled; a wig, as covered with frizzes: as, a frizz of hair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Frizz friz to curl: to render rough and tangled
    • n Frizz a curl, a wig
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Partly imitative, but cf. Fry

Usage

In literature:

What is that frizzing in your frying-pan?
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
His hair was frizzed out to an enormous extent, so that it resembled a large turban.
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
So that woman jest frizzed right burside the babe!
"A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen" by Hamlin Garland
I must be fringed, and curled, and frizzed.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
It will be frizzed out almost on a level with your head.
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
But that same curl, beau-catcher, love-lock, frizz.
"The Re-echo Club" by Carolyn Wells
He frizzed his front hair himself.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
That was in the era of bangs and frizzes and heads of hair that resembled ill-used dish mops.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
She turned to Ursula, as she pushed up her frizzed, flat, dun-coloured hair.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The frizzed hair of many foreign children appeared very odd to Yoshi-san.
"Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories" by Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
The courtier with the turban of frizzed hair had paid the costs of this disturbance with the lower part of one ear.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He was beautifully frizzed and powdered, and had a magnificent queue hanging down his back.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
They burnt they up in a frizz of repenitence.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
I say, Tom, you're frizzing that 'erring black!
"Nearly Bedtime" by H. Mary Wilson
Side curls and frizzes should be prepared the same way.
"Self-Instructor in the Art of Hair Work" by Mark Campbell
The cost of a barrister's wig of frizzed hair is from five to six guineas.
"England in the Days of Old" by William Andrews
The dishevelled little queen sat beside him, tired out by her day's wild frolic, with starch and frizzes all gone.
"Asa Holmes" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The coarse black hair was frizzed and stiffened until it stuck straight out from the scalp and was adorned with shells.
"The Amazing Inheritance" by Frances R. Sterrett
Elizabeth noticed that Amanda had on her Sunday frock and her hair very much frizzed.
"The Ordeal of Elizabeth" by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Another young lady was sitting near, with light frizzed hair: Mrs. James Ashton.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

In labour-saving homes, with care
Their wives frizz out peroxide hair
And dry it in synthetic air
And paint their nails.
"Slough" by Sir John Betjeman
The garden hose, obscured from view,
Turned on itself and drenched the two--
A hapless circumstance
That lengthened out her "frizzes" new,
But shrunk his Sunday pants.
"Revenge" by Hattie Howard
I showed 'im my wife an' kids — 'e up an' showed me 'is,
Then little funny Frenchy kids with 'air all in a frizz;
"Annette," 'e says, "Louise," 'e says, an' 'is tears begun to fall;
We was comrades when we parted but we'd 'ardly spoke at all.
"The Conversation Book" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Love Living Proof's No Frizz.
Win a flat iron that laughs in the face of frizz.
The trend toward loose, unstructured waves reminds us of just how easy we had it back when straightening irons were all the rage—but perms, with all the chemicals, damage, and attendant frizz, are less than appealing.
Although a blowout can transform hair from a ball of frizz into sleek, shiny waves, it can take forever, leave your wallet empty, and—if you're in the wrong hands—look more country music star than Victoria's Secret model.
Hair that's silky, shiny and frizz free.
And what are the products that will make hair easier to manage and eliminate frizz.
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This light-hold Dove hair spray tames frizz and gives soft, touchable hold.
Four tricks for fighting the heat, humidity and summer frizz.
From genetics, high humidity and heat styling to lack of moisture, stress and over-coloring hair, the causes of frizz are many.
Plus, you don't have to worry about frizz, which is a definite plus for us curly gals.
Welcome to the Allure Beauty Product Finder, a tool that selects the frizz fighters, concealers, lipsticks, anti-aging creams, and more that have been tested by our editors and are ideal for you.
This lightweight serum will mask split ends and calm frizz without weighing hair down like some thicker serums do.
I can select from any number of shampoos that will tame my curls, "release" them, "volumize" them, hydrate them, strengthen them, or control their tendency to frizz.
Split ends can cause frizz — cut them off.
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