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Word of the Day: Frazzle

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|ˈfrazəl| informal

verb [ with obj. ] (usu. as adj. frazzled)

Cause to feel completely exhausted; wear out: a frazzled parent.

  • Fray: change the skirt if it gets frazzled | figurative : it's enough to frazzle the nerves.

noun (a frazzle)

The state of being completely exhausted or worn out: I'm tired, worn to a frazzle .


ORIGIN: early 19th cent. (originally dialect): perhaps a blend of fray1 and obsolete fazle 'ravel out,' of Germanic origin.

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