tirle-wirlie

noun
variants: or tirly-whirly \ ¦tərli¦(h)wərli \

Definition of tirle-wirlie

Scottish
: an ornament consisting of a number of intervolved lines : an intricate contrivance

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History and Etymology for tirle-wirlie

diminutive of tirl entry 3 + whirl

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“Tirle-wirlie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tirle-wirlie. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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