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scurrile

adjective scur·rile \ˈskər-əl, ˈskə-rəl\

Definition of scurrile



Examples of scurrile

  1. <performs a scurrile comedy routine that is guaranteed to rile people on the right>



Variants of scurrile

or scur·ril play \ˈskər-əl, ˈskə-rəl\

Origin of scurrile

Middle French scurrile, from Latin scurrilis, from scurra buffoon


First Known Use: 1567

Rhymes with scurrile


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