AskDefine | Define frizzle

Dictionary Definition



1 fry something until it curls and becomes crisp
2 curl tightly; "crimp hair" [syn: crimp, crape, frizz, kink up, kink]

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  1. to fry something until crisp and curled
  2. to scorch
  3. to fry noisily
    The bacon frizzled in the pan.

Extensive Definition

A Frizzle is a type of chicken with feathers that curl outwards, rather than laying flat as in most chickens. While many consider the Frizzle to be an entirely separate breed, chickens from all breeds may have a frizzled appearance. As a result of its unusual look, Frizzles are primarily exhibition birds, and are included in the Standard of Perfection.


  • The Field Guide to Chickens
  • Choosing and Keeping Chickens

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bake, barbecue, baste, blanch, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, coddle, cook, crimp, curl, curry, devil, do, do to perfection, fire, fricassee, frizz, fry, griddle, grill, heat, lock, oven-bake, pan, pan-broil, parboil, poach, ponytail, prepare, prepare food, ringlet, roast, saute, scallop, sear, shirr, simmer, steam, stew, stir-fry, toast
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