Frazzled



[fraz-uh ld] /ˈfræz əld/

adjective, Informal.
1.
worn-out; fatigued:
a party that left us frazzled.
[fraz-uh l] /ˈfræz əl/ Informal.
verb (used with or without object), frazzled, frazzling.
1.
to wear to threads or shreds; fray.
2.
to weary; tire out:
Those six eight-year-olds frazzled me.
noun
3.
the state of being or worn-out.
4.
a remnant; shred.
/ˈfræzəl/
verb
1.
(informal) to make or become exhausted or weary; tire out
2.
a less common word for fray2 (sense 1)
noun
3.
(informal) the state of being frazzled or exhausted
4.
a frayed end or remnant
5.
(informal) to a frazzle, absolutely; completely (esp in the phrase burnt to a frazzle)
v.

c.1825, “to unravel” (of clothing), from East Anglian variant of 17c. fasel “to unravel, fray” (as the end of a rope), from Middle English facelyn “to fray” (mid-15c.), from fasylle “fringe, frayed edge,” diminutive of Old English fæs “fringe.” Related: Frazzled, frazzling. Cf. German Faser “thread, fiber, filament,” Middle Dutch vese “fringe, fiber, chaff.” Probably influenced in form by fray (v.). As a noun, from 1865, American English.

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