Origin of spit curlFrom the use of saliva to fix the curl.
(plural spit curls)
- (colloquial, dated) A little lock of hair, plastered in a spiral form on the temple or forehead with spittle or other adhesive substance.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.