scurrile

[ skur-il, -ahyl, skuhr- ]
/ ˈskɜr ɪl, -aɪl, ˈskʌr- /

adjective Archaic.

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Origin of scurrile

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

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Example sentences 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