[ skur-il, -ahyl, skuhr- ]


Origin of scurrile

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

Words Nearby scurrile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scurrile in a sentence

  • The writers paid by the party antagonistic to the Borgia growth in power therefore slung the more scurrile accusation.

    She Stands Accused | Victor MacClure
  • His companions laughed merrily, and burst out into a scurrile song in ridicule of St. Trochu.

    The Parisians, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • They made scurrile jests about his figure, as though a statesman must be necessarily a sculptor's model!