grizzle vs stew what difference

what is difference between grizzle and stew

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɪzəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪzəl

Etymology 1

From Middle English grisel, gryselle, from Old French grisel, from gris (grey), from Frankish *grīs, from Proto-Germanic *grīsaz.

Noun

grizzle (plural grizzles)

  1. A dark grey colour.
  2. Grey hair.
  3. A grey wig.

Translations

Related terms
  • grizzly

Adjective

grizzle

  1. Of a grey colour.

Verb

grizzle (third-person singular simple present grizzles, present participle grizzling, simple past and past participle grizzled)

  1. To make or become grey, as with age.
    • R. F. Burton
      hardship of the way such as would grizzle little children
    • Pall Mall Magazine
      I found myself on the Nubian desert shaking hands with a grizzling man whom men addressed as Collins Bey.

Translations

Etymology 2

From English West Country dialect.

Verb

grizzle (third-person singular simple present grizzles, present participle grizzling, simple past and past participle grizzled)

  1. to cry continuously but not very loudly – especially of a young child.
  2. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, slang) To whinge or whine.
    • 1888, William S. Gilbert (librettist), The Yeomen of the Guard, The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan, page 510,
      [Wilfred:] In tears, eh? What a plague art thou grizzling for now?
    • 2009, Judy Waite, Game Girls, unnumbered page,
      The pin-thin girl is grizzling, whining that she has sand in her eyes.
  3. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, slang) To fuss or cry

Translations

Related terms
  • grizzler

See also

  • Appendix:Colors

References



English

Pronunciation

  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /stʃʉː/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /stjuː/, /stʃuː/
  • (US) enPR: sto͞o, IPA(key): /stu/
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Hyphenation: stew

Etymology 1

From Middle English stewe, stue, from Anglo-Norman estouve, Old French estuve (bath, bathhouse) (modern French étuve), from Medieval Latin stupha, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *extufāre, from ex- + Ancient Greek τῦφος (tûphos, smoke, steam), from τύφω (túphō, to smoke). See also Italian stufare, Portuguese estufar. Compare also Old English stuf-bæþ (a hot-air bath, vapour bath); see stove.

Noun

stew (usually uncountable, plural stews)

  1. (obsolete) A cooking-dish used for boiling; a cauldron. [14th-17thc.]
  2. (now historical) A heated bath-room or steam-room; also, a hot bath. [from 14thc.]
  3. (archaic) A brothel. [from 14thc.]
    • 1681, John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel
      And rak’d, for converts, even the court and stews.
    • 1835, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Sir James Mackintosh
      Because he was chaste, the precinct of his temple is filled with licensed stews.
    • 1977, Gãmini Salgãdo, The Elizabethan Underworld, Folio Society, 2006, p.37:
      Although whores were permitted to sit at the door of the stew, they could not solicit in any way nor ‘chide or throw stones’ at passers-by.
  4. (obsolete) A prostitute.
    • 1650, Anthony Weldon, The Court and Character of King James I
      But it was so plotted betwixt the Lady, her Husband, and Bristol, that instead of that beauty, he had a notorious Stew sent him, and surely his carriage there was so lascivious…
  5. (uncountable, countable) A dish cooked by stewing. [from 18thc.]
    • 1870, Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Wordsworth Classics, 1998, p.367:
      I noticed then that there was nothing to drink on the table but brandy, and nothing to eat but salted herrings, and a hot, sickly, highly peppered stew.
  6. (Sussex) A pool in which fish are kept in preparation for eating; a stew pond.
  7. (US, regional) An artificial bed of oysters.
  8. (slang) A state of agitated excitement, worry, and/or confusion.
Synonyms
  • (food) casserole, (Britain) hotpot
Coordinate terms
  • casserole
  • cassoulet
  • goulash
  • ragout
Derived terms
  • cowboy stew
  • Irish stew
  • in a stew
  • sonofabitch stew / son-of-a-gun stew
  • stewpot
See also
  • stew pond on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • List of stews on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
Translations

Verb

stew (third-person singular simple present stews, present participle stewing, simple past and past participle stewed)

  1. (transitive or intransitive or ergative) To cook (food) by slowly boiling or simmering.
    I’m going to stew some meat for the casserole.
    The meat is stewing nicely.
  2. (transitive) To brew (tea) for too long, so that the flavour becomes too strong.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To suffer under uncomfortably hot conditions.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) To be in a state of elevated anxiety or anger.
Synonyms
  • (suffer under hot conditions): bake, boil, sweat, swelter
  • (be in a state of elevated anxiety): brood, fret, sweat, worry
Translations

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of steward or stewardess.

Noun

stew (plural stews)

  1. A steward or stewardess on an airplane or boat.
    • 1975 November 3, Mordecai Richler, “The Perils of Maureen”, New York, volume 8, number 44, page 8 [1]:
      And then, working as a stew for American Airlines, Mo met another older man [] .
    • 1991, Tom Clancy, The Sum of All Fears, 1992 edition, →ISBN, page 480 [2]:
      [] We want to know what he’s going to be saying on his airplane.”
      “I don’t have the legs to dress up as a stew, doc. Besides, I never learned to do the tea ceremony, either.”
    • 1992 January, Skip Hollandsworth, “Doing the Hustle”, Texas Monthly, ISSN 0148-7736, volume 20, issue 1, page 52 [3]:
      Dallas was also becoming known as a “stew zoo” because so many flight attendants were relocating there to work for Southwest, Braniff, and American Airlines.

Anagrams

  • ESWT, Tews, West, ewts, tews, west, wets

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