You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
probably alteration of Middle English whirlecole, from whirlen to whirl + -cole (origin unknown)
Keep scrolling for more
Cite this Entry
“Whirlicote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whirlicote. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.
Comments on whirlicote
What made you want to look up whirlicote? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Namesakes Word Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
Words from the week of 10/23/2020
Grab your popcorn and candy
Whereas 'coronary' is not so much
You can never have too much storage.
We're intent on clearing it up
We're gonna stop you right there
How to use a word that (literally) drives some pe...
The awkward case of 'his or her'
When names become words and then we ask you about...
Not your children's farm quiz.
Build a city of skyscrapers—one synonym at a time.