One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small curl of hair trained to lie flat on the forehead, at the nape of the neck, or in front of the ear; a spit curl.
tress, tuft, curlView synonyms
- ‘In the early days, as in the 1631 Mauritshuis painting with gorget, kiss-curl and slimmed-down nose, he flattered himself.’
- ‘Tock is also marginally less annoying than tonight's victim, sixteen-year-old Foxtrot Darling, who arrives complete with kiss-curl.’
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