a tight curl of hair, usually pressed against the forehead or cheek.
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- spit and polish,
- spit in the ocean,
- spit take,
- spit up,
Origin of spit curl
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for spit curl
John Davis got his mutton cooked bi a spit-curl that waz dangling on Angeline Brown's forehead.Josh Billings on Ice|Henry Wheeler Shaw
US and Canadian a circular curl of hair pressed flat against the cheek or foreheadAlso called (esp British): kiss curl
Word Origin for spit curl
perhaps so called because it is sometimes plastered down with spittle
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