Definition of quirl in US English:

quirl

(also kwirl, quorl)

noun

Southern, Regional, US
  • A coil; a twist or curl, often as decoration. Now rare.

verb

Southern, Regional, US
  • no object To coil; to twist, curl.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Records of the Early History of Boston. Probably partly a variant of curl and partly a variant of coil<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in The Saturday Evening Post. Apparently partly a variant of curl, and partly a variant of coil.

Pronunciation

quirl

/kwəːl/