spit curl

noun

Definition of spit curl 

: a spiral curl that is usually plastered on the forehead, temple, or cheek

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The classic look would often get sexed up with spit curls that lay slicked to the forehead, at the nape of the neck, or in front of the ear, thanks to the influence of Josephine Baker. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "Watch 100 Years of Iconic Short-Hair Trends in Under Four Minutes," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of spit curl

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spit curl

probably from its being sometimes plastered down with saliva

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The first known use of spit curl was in 1831

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