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scurrile

[skur-il, -ahyl, skuhr-]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. scurrilous.

Origin of scurrile

1560–70; < Latin scurrīlis jeering, equivalent to scurr(a) buffoon + -īlis -ile
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  • His companions laughed merrily, and burst out into a scurrile song in ridicule of St. Trochu.

    The Parisians, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton