If someone's hair is streaked with gray, you can describe it as grizzled. Your dad's grizzled beard might need a trim by the end of your two-week camping trip.

As well as a good way to talk about the silvery hair (or facial hair) itself, you can also describe a person as grizzled. Before he went totally white-haired, Santa Claus must have been grizzled. This adjective comes from a 14th-century noun, grizzle, which meant both "gray-haired old man" and "gray horse," and probably came from the Old French grisel, "gray."

Definitions of grizzled
  1. adjective
    having dark hairs mixed with grey or white
    brunet, brunette
    marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
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