Definitions for frazzleˈfræz əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fraz•zleˈfræz əl(v.; n.)-zled, -zling
(v.i.)to make or become physically or mentally fatigued.
to wear to threads or shreds; fray.
(n.)a state of physical or nervous exhaustion:
worn to a frazzle.
Origin of frazzle:
1815–25; b. fray2 and fazzle, ME faselen to unravel
a state of extreme exhaustion
"he was worn to a frazzle"
wear away by rubbing
"The friction frayed the sleeve"
exhaust physically or emotionally
"She was frazzled after the visit of her in-laws"
To fray or wear down, especially at the edges.
The new puppy has been chewing on everything, and my favorite afghan has become frazzled.
To drain emotionally or physically
After dealing with the children all day, I just can't help being frazzled.
Frazzle is the only Muppet monster intended to be "scary" in the children's television series Sesame Street. During the late-1980s to early-1990s, his career was limited to that of a background extra, due to his intimidating appearance. With the exception of one episode, Frazzle always talks in babyish monster sounds. This leaves his age in question, as he holds an unknown occupation that requires business travelling. Frazzle debuted in season three of Sesame Street, 1971, in a Guy Smiley game show called Beat the Time. Frazzle led a band called the Frazzletones, backed up by Maurice Monster. In a 1993 episode, Frazzle talked. Despite being a resident of the Sesame Street borough of New York City, he tries to get a room at The Furry Arms. However, the hoteliers refuse to book him a room, as he has a pet human with him. Frazzle protests, exclaiming "Well, it's just not fair! What am I supposed to do, leave little Pickles at home when I'm travelling on business? Come, Pickles, we'll go to another hotel!" Frazzle was originally just the Tall Orange Anything Muppet, used in other segments of the show, essentially with a furry costume on, to turn the Anything Muppet into a monster. In 2001, Frazzle was finally built as an actual, proper Muppet monster.
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