Archaic. wearing a short frock: a curtal friar.
Obsolete. brief; curtailed.
a 16th-century bassoon.
Obsolete. an animal with a docked tail.
< Middle French,
equivalent to court
short (see curt
) + -ault,
variant of -ald
noun suffix; see ribald
is always a great word to know.
So is callithumpian. Does it mean: