Etymology
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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."

updated on January 10, 2015

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Definitions of frizz from WordNet
1
frizz (v.)
curl tightly;
Synonyms: crimp / crape / frizzle / kink up / kink
2
frizz (n.)
the condition of being formed into small tight curls;
her hair was in a frizz
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.