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frizz (v.)

also friz, 1610s (implied in frizzed), probably from French friser "to curl, dress the hair" (16c.), perhaps from stem of frire "to fry, cook" (see fry (v.)). Assimilated to native frizzle. Related: Frizzed; frizzing. As a noun from 1660s, "frizzed hair."

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Definitions of frizz from WordNet

frizz (v.)
curl tightly;
Synonyms: crimp / crape / frizzle / kink up / kink
From wordnet.princeton.edu