Friz v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frizzed p. pr. & vb. n. Frizzing ] [Written also frizz.]
1. To curl or form into small curls, as hair, with a crisping pin; to crisp.
With her hair frizzed short up to her ears. --Pepys.
2. To form into little burs, prominences, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth.
3. Leather Manufacture To soften and make of even thickness by rubbing, as with pumice stone or a blunt instrument.
Frizzing machine. (a) Fabrics A machine for frizzing the surface of cloth. (b) Wood Working A bench with a revolving cutter head slightly protruding above its surface, for dressing boards.
Friz, n.; pl. Frizzes That which is frizzed; anything crisped or curled, as a wig; a frizzle. [Written also frizz.]
He [Dr. Johnson], who saw in his glass how his wig became his face and head, might easily infer that a similar fullbottomed, well-curled friz of words would be no less becoming to his thoughts. --Hare.