pilgarlic

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Etymology[edit]

From pilled / peeled + garlic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɪlˈɡɑːlɪk/

Noun[edit]

pilgarlic (plural pilgarlics)

  1. (archaic) A bald-headed person; a pitiable or foolish person.
    • 1667, ‘Third Advice to a Painter’:
      The plot succeeds: the Dutch in haste prepare, / And poor pilgarlic George's arse they share.
    • 1787, George Colman the Younger, Inkle and Yarico, III.1:
      My poor pilgarlic of a master, what will become of him?
    • 2010, Courtney Sheinmel, Sincerely, p. 35:
      Dad turned to Haley, the pliant daughter. “He's a very lanky pumpkin,” he said. “And he's a pilgarlic.”

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