elflock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From elf +‎ lock.

Noun[edit]

elflock (plural elflocks)

  1. (now rare) A lock of hair that is tangled.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 17, The China Governess[1]:
      The face which emerged was not reassuring. […]. He was not a mongol but there was a deficiency of a sort there, and it was not made more pretty by a latter-day hair cut which involved eccentrically long elf-locks and oiled black curls.

References[edit]

  • Random House Dictionary, 2nd Edition. Unabridged, 1987.