from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A spiral curl of hair pressed flat against the cheek, temple, or forehead.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- colloq. A little lock of hair, plastered in a spiral form on the temple or forehead with spittle, or other adhesive substance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun colloquial, dated A little
lockof hair, plastered in a spiralform on the temple or forehead with spittle or other adhesive substance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a spiral curl plastered on the forehead or cheek
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the use of saliva to fix the curl.]
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