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[griz-uh l] /ˈgrɪz əl/

verb (used without object), grizzled, grizzling. British.
to complain; whimper; whine.
to laugh or grin in mockery; sneer.
to make or become grey
a grey colour
grey or partly grey hair
a grey wig
verb (intransitive) (informal, mainly Brit)
(esp of a child) to fret; whine
to sulk or grumble

“gray-colored,” early 15c., from Old French grisel (see grizzled) which also meant “gray-haired old man” (a noun sense recorded in Middle English from mid-14c.). The verb, “to make gray,” is attested from 1740.


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