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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Perhaps from Grizel, a form of the name Griselda; 'patient Griselda' was a well-known name for an obedient wife

grizzle

verb
     
griz‧zle [intransitive] British English informal
1 if a baby or child grizzles, they cry quietly for a long time
2 to complain in an annoying way [= moan]:
Ben was grizzling about being tired.

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