scurrile

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


Nearby words

  1. scupper,
  2. scuppernong,
  3. scur,
  4. scurf,
  5. scurfy,
  6. scurrility,
  7. scurrilous,
  8. scurrilously,
  9. scurry,
  10. scurvy

Origin of scurrile

1560–70; < Latin scurrīlis jeering, equivalent to scurr(a) buffoon + -īlis -ile

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Examples from the Web for scurrile

  • His companions laughed merrily, and burst out into a scurrile song in ridicule of St. Trochu.

    The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton