Definitions For Purlicue


PURLICUE (plural PURLICUEs) The space between one's forefinger and thumb.

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Unclear. Some sources connect it to curlicue,A glossary of North Country words (1846), page 83Modern Language Notes, volumes 51-60, pages 507-508 explaining the p as the result of influence of French pour la queue or English pirl, pirl, purl, whirl, twirl.

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Words With Friends NO
Scrabble US NO
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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