from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lock of hair tangled as if by elves. Often used in the plural.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lock of hair that is tangled.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Hair matted, or twisted into a knot, as if by elves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knot of hair twisted by elves; a knot twisted as if by elves; hence, in the plural, hair in unusual disorder.
From elf + lock. (Wiktionary)