Etymology
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frizzle (v.)

"curl hair," 1560s, of obscure origin. There are words of similar sound and sense in Old English (fris "curly"), Old Frisian (frisle), French (friser "to curl") but their history is tangled; probably connected somehow to frizz (v.). Related: Frizzled; frizzling. As a noun from 1610s, "a short curl," from the verb. Frizzling iron was a 17c. term for "curling iron."

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Definitions of frizzle

frizzle (v.)
fry something until it curls and becomes crisp;
frizzle (v.)
curl tightly;
Synonyms: crimp / crape / frizz / kink up / kink
From wordnet.princeton.edu