pilgarlic

pilgarlic

[pil-gahr-lik]
noun
1.
a person regarded with mild or pretended contempt or pity.
2.
Obsolete. a baldheaded man.

Origin:
1520–30; earlier pyllyd garleke literally, peeled garlic, orig. metaphor for a bald man, whose head is compared to a peeled garlic bulb. See pill2, garlic

pilgarlicky, adjective
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pilgarlic (pɪlˈɡɑːlɪk)
 
n
1.  obsolete a bald head or a man with a bald head
2.  dialect a pitiable person
 
[C16: literally: peeled garlic]

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