- a yarn or thread made from silk, used for ribbon, velvet, and as the core of gold, silver, and tinsel yarn.
Origin of poil
Examples from the Web for poil
Historical Examples of poil
You had lunch to-day with Max Teitlebaum, and about Poil you talked!
Eat your supper, Poil; not eating don't get you nowheres with your papa.
Leave it to me, Poil; I can tell by your papa's voice we got him won.
Ain't it enough the way our Poil has come out in these five months?
Indiwidoolism is a poil without price; and the natal mansion, gentlemen—if I may be permitted the simulcritude—is its oyster.The Danger Mark
Robert W. Chambers