curly

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From curl +‎ -y.

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curly (comparative curlier, superlative curliest)

  1. Having curls.
  2. (typography) Curling in a direction, as opposed to straight (quotation marks or apostrophes)
  3. Complicated and difficult; knotty.
    • 2005, Chris Cooper, Behind the Private Eye: The Private Investigator's Secrets, →ISBN, page 176:
      Often, the job will throw you a curly problem that will cause the unprepared to fail, so it is best to prepare an investigative plan before starting work.

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curly (plural curlies)

  1. a person or animal with curly hair.

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