Pilgarlic
Pilgarlic Pil*gar"lic, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] One who has lost his hair by disease; a sneaking fellow, or one who is hardly used. [1913 Webster]

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  • pilgarlic — [pil gär′lik] n. [altered < pilled (peeled) garlic] Now Dial. 1. a bald head or a baldheaded man 2. a person regarded with mild contempt or feigned pity …   English World dictionary

  • pilgarlic — noun Etymology: pilled garlic Date: circa 1529 1. a. a bald head b. a bald headed man 2. a man looked upon with humorous contempt or mock pity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pilgarlic — pilgarlicky, adj. /pil gahr lik/, n. 1. a person regarded with mild or pretended contempt or pity. 2. Obs. a baldheaded man. [1520 30; earlier pyllyd garleke lit., peeled garlic, orig. metaphor for a bald man, whose head is compared to a peeled… …   Universalium

  • pilgarlic — noun /pɪlˈɡɑːlɪk/ (archaic except in dialects) a bald head, or a bald headed person who presents a sorry spectacle …   Wiktionary

  • pilgarlic — n. Wretch, outcast, Pariah, miserable fellow …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pilgarlic — pil·gar·lic …   English syllables

  • pilgarlic — pil•gar•lic [[t]pɪlˈgɑr lɪk[/t]] n. 1) a person regarded with mild or pretended contempt or pity 2) Obs. a baldheaded man • Etymology: 1520–30; earlier pyllyd garleke lit., peeled garlic, (metaphorically, a bald man); see peel I, garlic… …   From formal English to slang

  • pilgarlic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pilled-garlic — Pilled gar lic, n. See {Pilgarlic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beachcomber — Synonyms and related words: Arab, Bowery bum, beach bum, beggar, beggarly fellow, blighter, bo, budmash, bum, bummer, caitiff, derelict, devil, dogie, drifter, drunkard, gamin, gamine, good for naught, good for nothing, guttersnipe, hobo,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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