spit curl


spit curl
noun
a spiral curl plastered on the forehead or cheek
Syn: ↑kiss curl
Hypernyms: ↑crimp

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

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a tight curl of hair, usually pressed against the forehead or cheek.
[1825-35]

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spit curl noun (informal)
A curl pressed flat on the temple
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Main Entry:spit

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spit curl,
U.S. Informal. a small lock of hair dampened, originally with saliva, and curled flat on the cheek or forehead: »

Her face was firm and strong, but heavily rouged and framed with spit curls (New Yorker).

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n. a small curl of hair trained to lie flat on the forehead, at the nape of the neck, or in front of the ear

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 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 …   New Collegiate 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