Definition of grizzled in English:

grizzled

adjective

  • Having or streaked with grey hair.

    ‘grizzled hair’
    • ‘He was short and stocky, with brown hair that was graying at the temples and a grizzled gray beard.’
    • ‘It was a decidedly mixed crowd, with younger metal fans standing alongside grizzled concert veterans and mortgage-paying daddies.’
    • ‘Silver winked in the man's grizzled brown hair and in the stubble that grew on his cheekbones.’
    • ‘Though Mark Hughes is grizzled, nothing of his career has been grey.’
    • ‘A tall, grizzled man with wild, greying hair, wearing an old cheesecloth shirt, he is incongruous in a settlement remarkable for its neat, well-spaced houses and broad central avenue.’
    • ‘‘Never heard'a her,’ said a grizzled man with a dusty grey beard.’
    • ‘One man is rather grey and grizzled, with whiskers poking quite a way out of his brow.’
    • ‘Baron Morgan, a grizzled old warrior with iron-grey hair, rose from his seat indignantly.’
    • ‘He smiled, showing surprisingly white teeth from such a grizzled, unshaven face.’
    • ‘Although the largest single group is made of grizzled white men, there was a black father with two happy young kids, some twenty-something Spanish student-types and well-dressed working people.’
    • ‘Mathin was a tall melancholy man with a grizzled grey beard and little hair.’
    • ‘His shaggy mane of grizzled grey hair was in desperate need of a wash and a trim.’
    • ‘Like a grizzled old investigative reporter once told me: It's not the stuff they try to hide that's the real scandal; it's the stuff they think they can get away with right out in the open.’
    • ‘Mr. Olaster, a tall man with grizzled hair, looked over his glasses disapprovingly as she slipped into her seat near the door.’
    • ‘He had a grizzled beard with small specks of white running through the black.’
    • ‘The 35-year-old Scouser is greying and grizzled.’
    • ‘He was short and grizzled and somewhat round in the belly - he did not seem at all the threatening type.’
    • ‘Her grizzled hair stuck out from beneath a patched and tattered hat, which Hazel was almost certain the woman had knit herself.’
    • ‘Farther along the wharf we find a small fleet of fishing boats bobbing in a slick of diesel, their grizzled crews eyeing us suspiciously.’
    • ‘In addition, fellow grizzled performers Allan Ramsay and Steven Stewart are lined up for, their 63rd and 62nd outings in the tournament.’
    grey, greying, greyish, silver, silvery, snowy, snowy-white, white, whitish, grizzly, hoary, hoar, salt-and-pepper
    grey-haired, grey-headed
    griseous, canescent
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Origin

Late Middle English: from the adjective grizzle + -ed.

Pronunciation:

grizzled

/ˈɡrɪz(ə)ld/