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Meaning of SCURRILE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scur"rile\, a. [L. scurrilis, fr. scurra a bufoon,
jester: cf. F. scurrile.]
Such as befits a buffoon or vulgar jester; grossly
opprobrious or loudly jocose in language; scurrilous; as,
scurrile taunts.

      The wretched affectation of scurrile laughter.
                                               --Cowley.

      A scurrile or obscene jest will better advance you at
      the court of Charles than father's ancient name. --Sir
                                               W. Scott.

 

 

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