scur·​rile ˈskər-əl How to pronounce scurrile (audio)
variants or scurril

Examples of scurrile in a Sentence

performs a scurrile comedy routine that is guaranteed to rile people

Word History


Middle French scurrile, from Latin scurrilis, from scurra buffoon

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scurrile was in 1567

Dictionary Entries Near scurrile

Cite this Entry

“Scurrile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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