Definition of curly-wurly in English:

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Twisting and curling.
Example sentences
  • You're a pig and there's your curly-wurly tail.
  • The plot does a bit of a curly-wurly at the end that shows a glimmer of originality, but not enough to save it.


Late 18th century: reduplication of curly.

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Syllabification: curl·y-wurl·y

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