pilgarlic

[ pil-gahr-lik ]
/ pɪlˈgɑr lɪk /

noun

a person regarded with mild or pretended contempt or pity.
Obsolete. a baldheaded man.

Nearby words

  1. pileup,
  2. pileus,
  3. pilewort,
  4. pilfer,
  5. pilferage,
  6. pilgrim,
  7. pilgrim bottle,
  8. pilgrim fathers,
  9. pilgrim's progress,
  10. pilgrimage

Origin of pilgarlic

1520–30; earlier pyllyd garleke literally, peeled garlic, orig. metaphor for a bald man, whose head is compared to a peeled garlic bulb. See pill2, garlic

Related formspil·gar·lick·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pilgarlic

pilgarlic

/ (pɪlˈɡɑːlɪk) /

noun

obsolete a bald head or a man with a bald head
dialect a pitiable person

Word Origin for pilgarlic

C16: literally: peeled garlic

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