earlock
noun Date: circa 1775 a curl of hair hanging in front of the ear

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Earlock — Ear lock , n. [AS. e[ a]r locca.] A lock or curl of hair near the ear; a lovelock. See {Lovelock}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earlock — /ear lok /, n. 1. a lock of hair worn near or in front of the ear. 2. Judaism. a lock of hair worn in front of each ear by Hasidic and Yemenite Jewish males in accordance with the Biblical prohibition against clipping the hair at the temples. Lev …   Universalium

  • earlock — noun A lock of curly hair worn by the ear, often by Jewish men for religious reasons …   Wiktionary

  • earlock — n. lock or curl of hair near the ear; (Judaism) lock of hair worn in front of each ear by Hasidic Jewish men and boys …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earlock — ear•lock [[t]ˈɪərˌlɒk[/t]] n. a lock of hair worn in front of the ear • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • earlock — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a lock or curl of hair hanging in front of the ear with earlocks down to the collarbone I.M.Lask …   Useful english dictionary

  • side curl — earlock. Also, sidecurl /suyd kerrl /. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • side curl — earlock. Also, sidecurl /suyd kerrl /. [1805 15] …   Useful english dictionary

  • side|curl — «SYD KURL», noun. = earlock. (Cf. ↑earlock) …   Useful english dictionary

  • side|lock — «SYD LOK», noun. = earlock. (Cf. ↑earlock) …   Useful english dictionary

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