• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Friz That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig; a frizzle. "He [Dr. Johnson], who saw in his glass how his wig became his face and head, might easily infer that a similar fullbottomed, well-curled friz of words would be no less becoming to his thoughts."
    • Friz To curl or form into small curls, as hair, with a crisping pin; to crisp. "With her hair frizzed short up to her ears."
    • Friz To form into little burs, prominences, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth.
    • Friz (Leather Manufacture) To soften and make of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n friz See frizz.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Friz to curl: to render rough and tangled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. friser, to curl, crisp, frizzle, to raise the nap (on certain stuffs); prob.akin to OFries. frisle, hair of the head. Cf. Frieze kind of cloth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. friser, to curl; perh. conn. with frieze, cloth.


In literature:

Her hair had a wire friz on it, and her dress had Joseph's coat in Scriptur' lookin' like a mournin' rig.
"The Depot Master" by Joseph C. Lincoln
This morning the water friz on my sprinkling-brush, and I turned as stiff as a mummy in my chair at the church-door.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
To be friz once is enough fer anybody, an' if I was a gal like you, I wouldn't even wear frizzes on my hair.
"The Sea Fairies" by L. Frank Baum
I declare my blood friz to see you!
"Night and Morning, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
My idee is that they allowed to drop the body in the river, which ain't friz plum over.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
Frounce, iv, 14, curl, plait, friz (the hair).
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
Mrs. Grier, a spare, anxious-looking woman, with a tight friz of hair about her temples which were thin and shining, met them at the door.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
What a relief it is to say something when you're most friz.
"Six Girls" by Fannie Belle Irving
I set there in a transom from fear an' friz ter the spot.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
It is all the fashion for girls to cut off their hair and friz it.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park

In news:

The various interpretations of Porky 's fall-guy persona, under the stewardship of the directors Tex Avery, Friz Freleng, Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin and Chuck Jones, provide some very sharp contrasts.
Carol Craven Galloway Friz, 74, passed away, Saturday, November 24, 2012.
Friz was born June 25, 1938 in Richmond County, NC, a daughter of the late Walter Hadley and Lillie Blonde Warner Craven.

In science:

Friz, and Harald Oberhauser, A (rough) pathwise approach to a class of non-linear stochastic partial differential equations , Ann.
Random attractors for stochastic porous media equations perturbed by space-time linear multiplicative noise
The author would like to thank James Norris and Peter Friz for related discussions.
Smooth densities for stochastic differential equations with jumps
Friz, and Harald Oberhauser. A (rough) pathwise approach to a class of non-linear stochastic partial differential equations.
Malliavin calculus for fractional heat equation
Acknowledgment: We thank Peter Friz and Peter Imkeller for their helpful comments.
Quadratic FBSDE with generalized Burgers' type nonlinearities, perturbations and large deviations