Origin: ME curlen, by metathesis < crullen, to curl, bend, twist < crul, curly, akin to Du krul < Gmc *kruzla < IE *greu-s < base *ger-: see cradle
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curlverb curled, curling curl·ing, curls verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English crullen, curlen, from crulle, curly, perhaps of Middle Low German origin.
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