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Definition of "grizzled" []

  • Partly gray or streaked with gray: a grizzled beard. (adjective)
  • Having fur or hair streaked or tipped with 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 "grizzled" in a sentence
  • "But Rove's rise to a big White House office and now his role guiding $50 million in corporate-directed dollars through an ad hoc group called America's Crossroads has made him a scion of a conservative elite, an expert on the playbook of politics who met his match in a "grizzled" -- Rove's own word -- leather-jacket wearing Vietnam vet named Russ Murphy, leader of the Glenn Beck-inspired Delaware 9-12 Patriots."
  • "You'd no more refer to one of these seasoned TV stevedores a 'videographer' than you'd call a grizzled homicide detective a 'rent-a-cop'."
  • "And the fact manager Martin Johnson, who captained England to a World Cup final win over Australia in Sydney five years ago, has recalled grizzled prop Phil Vickery and selected lock Tom Palmer indicates the regard he has for the set-piece."