to stress and distract; usually used in passive voice: to be frazzled = to be distracted and stressed; usually to the point of annoyance, anger, depression; opposite of focused, serene, and productive.
The shortened form, fraz, is a silicon age shortening meaning bombarded with email, instant messages, cell phone calls, etc. to the point of distration.
Thought to be an amalgam of frustrated, fried, and hassled.
The reception was frazzled as part of her daily routine of answering phone calls and directing visitors to the correct offices.
The cell phone and blackberry frazzed poor Matt 24/7.
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