spit curl

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a tight curl of hair, usually pressed against the forehead or cheek.



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Origin of spit curl

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for spit curl

spit curl


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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