a fancy curve, flourish, etc. as in a design or in handwriting
Origin of curlicue; from curly + cue
A fancy twist or curl, such as a flourish made with a pen.
Origin of curlicuecurly + cue1, tail, and possibly cue3.
(third-person singular simple present curlicues, present participle curlicuing, simple past and past participle curlicued)
- (intransitive) To make or adorn (something) with curlicues, or as if with curlicues