grizzle

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Old French grisel, from gris

Noun[edit]

grizzle (plural grizzles)

  1. A dark grey colour.
    grizzle colour:    
  2. Grey hair.
  3. A grey wig.
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Adjective[edit]

grizzle

  1. Of a grey colour.

Verb[edit]

grizzle (third-person singular simple present grizzles, present participle grizzling, simple past and past participle grizzled)

  1. To make or become grey.

Etymology 2[edit]

From English West Country dialect.[1]

Verb[edit]

grizzle (third-person singular simple present grizzles, present participle grizzling, simple past and past participle grizzled)

  1. (UK, slang) To whinge or whine.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010, Alex Games, Balderdash & Piffle: English Words and Their Curious Origins, page 135.