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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb intr.: To make a sizzling or sputtering noise.
verb tr.: To fry until crisp or curled.
verb intr.: To form into small tight curls; to frizz.
noun: A short curl.
For group 1: A blend of fry + sizzle. Earliest documented use: 1839.
For group 2: Of unknown origin, perhaps from Old English fris (curled). Earliest documented use: 1565.
“She ... put a measure of batter on the frying pan. It frizzled for a moment.”
Karin Altenberg; Breaking Light; Quercus; 2016.
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