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pilgarlic

[pil-gahr-lik] /pɪlˈgɑr lɪk/
noun
1.
a person regarded with mild or pretended contempt or pity.
2.
Obsolete. a baldheaded man.
Origin
1520-1530
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
Related forms
pilgarlicky, adjective
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pilgarlic

/pɪlˈɡɑːlɪk/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a bald head or a man with a bald head
2.
(dialect) a pitiable person
Word Origin
C16: literally: peeled garlic
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