from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spiral curl of hair pressed flat against the cheek, temple, or forehead.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A little lock of hair, plastered in a spiral form on the temple or forehead with spittle or other adhesive substance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A little lock of hair, plastered in a spiral form on the temple or forehead with spittle, or other adhesive substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small lock of hair curled so as to lie flat on the temple: so called jocosely or contemptuously from the circumstance that they were often made with the help of saliva.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a spiral curl plastered on the forehead or cheek
From the use of saliva to fix the curl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)