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Definition of "grizzle" [griz•zle]

  • To make or become gray. (verb-transitive)
  • The color of a grizzled animal. (noun)
  • A grizzled animal. (noun)
  • Archaic Gray hair. (noun)
  • Gray. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grizzle" in a sentence
  • "Far too many occasions of the word “little”; I think “grizzle” should have been “gristle” and there; and the narrative occasionally veered into encyclopedia-speak."
  • "Although dutifully gutted and stripped of their fur-bearing skin in the field by the trappers, the remaining bits of rotting flesh and grizzle began to give off a stink as the pelts thawed in boxes on the warehouse floor."
  • "Here are some of the things I hate: Water bugs, poison ivy, bullies, fishy-tasting salmon, scaffolding, grizzle, Adam Sandler movies and math."