- friz (dated)
From Middle English frysen, from Old French friser, frizer (“to frizzle, crisp, curl, ruffle, braid, touch lightly, graze, scratch”), of Proto-Germanic origin, perhaps via Old Frankish *fris (“curl”), from Proto-Germanic *frisaz (“frizzy, curly”). Cognate with Old Frisian frisle, frēsle ("the hair of the head, lock of hair, curl, ringlet"; > North Frisian friessle, fressle (“hair, horse's tail”), West Frisian frisseljen (“braid of hair, braid”)), Old English frīs (“crisped, curled”).
- (intransitive) Of hair, to form into a mass of tight curls.
- (transitive) To curl; to make frizzy.
- 1660 December 2 (date written; Gregorian calendar), Samuel Pepys; Mynors Bright, transcriber, “November 22nd, 1660”, in Henry B[enjamin] Wheatley, editor, The Diary of Samuel Pepys […], volume I, London: George Bell & Sons […]; Cambridge: Deighton Bell & Co., published 1893, OCLC 1016700617:
- with her hair frized short up to her ears
- 1937, John Betjeman, Slough
- In labour-saving homes, with care, / Their wives frizz out peroxide hair.
- 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, →ISBN:
- There was also hairdressing: hairdressing, too, really was hairdressing in those times — no running a comb through it and that was that. It was curled, frizzed, waved, put in curlers overnight, waved with hot tongs; […]
- To form into little burs, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth.
- To make (leather) soft and of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument.
- To fry, cook, or sear with a sizzling noise; to sizzle.
- A mass of tightly curled or unruly hair.
- frizz in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- frizz at OneLook Dictionary Search
frizz m (uncountable)
- frizz (of hair)
- 2017 November 25, “La miel de manuka y sus beneficios: qué es, sus mitos y verdades”, in CNN:
- La miel de manuka, aparentemente, también puede aumentar la energía, "desintoxicar" el organismo, reducir el colesterol, evitar la diabetes, mejorar el sueño, tonificar la piel, reducir la pérdida del cabello e incluso prevenir el "frizz" y las puntas abiertas de los cabellos.
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