One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounSouthern, Regional, US
A coil; a twist or curl, often as decoration. Now rare.
verbSouthern, Regional, US
no object To coil; to twist, curl.
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.
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