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 Webster'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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.