spit curl
noun Etymology: probably from its being sometimes plastered down with saliva Date: 1831 a spiral curl that is usually plastered on the forehead, temple, or cheek

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  • Spit curl — A little lock of hair, plastered in a spiral form on the temple or forehead with spittle, or other adhesive substance. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spit curl — spit′ curl n. clo a tight curl of hair, usu. pressed against the forehead or cheek • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • spit curl — ☆ spit curl n. a curled lock of hair dampened, as with spit, and pressed flat against the forehead or temple …   English World dictionary

  • spit curl — noun a spiral curl plastered on the forehead or cheek • Syn: ↑kiss curl • Hypernyms: ↑crimp * * * noun Etymology: probably so called from its being sometimes plastered down with saliva : a spiral curl that is usually plastered on the forehead,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spit curl — a tight curl of hair, usually pressed against the forehead or cheek. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • spit — I v 1. expectorate, hawk, spew, slobber, salivate, drivel, drool, dribble, froth, slaver, slabber, sputter, splutter. 2. jeer, hiss, sneer, scoff, slur, flout, Sl. razz; snort, curl one s lip, Sl. give the raspberry or Bronx cheer, hoot, rail;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • kiss-curl — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a loose curl falling across the forehead or along the cheek * * * kissˈ curl noun A flat, circular curl at the side of the forehead • • • Main Entry: ↑kiss * * * kiss curl «KIHS KURL», noun. a curl of hair drawn over the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kiss curl — noun a spiral curl plastered on the forehead or cheek • Syn: ↑spit curl • Hypernyms: ↑crimp …   Useful english dictionary

  • spitcurl — spit curl n. A spiral curl of hair pressed flat against the cheek, temple, or forehead.   [From the use of saliva to fix the curl.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hair — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. mane (see hair); filament;bit, inch (see narrowness, nearness). II Body covering filament Nouns 1. hair; head of hair, mop, mane, crop of hair, thatch, shock; gray, silver or white hair (see… …   English dictionary for students

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