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purler

Class:

noun

Etymology:

dialect purl "upset, overturn"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

purler

[informal] a headlong or spectacular fall (especially in the phrase come a purler) | [Australian, slang] something outstanding in its class (20 of 185 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/purler

Wiktionary:

purler | purlers [plural] | pearler [sense-specific] | king hit [Australian, synonym, sense-specific]

[British, informal] A headlong fall or tumble. | [British, informal] A knockdown blow; a blow that causes a person to fall headlong. | [Australian, informal] Something extremely good. (26 of 135 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/purler

Oxford Dictionary:

purler

Entry from World dictionary | [British, informal] | a headlong fall (9 of 43 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/purler

purler [British, informal]

a headlong fall (3 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/purler

Encarta Dictionary:

purler [British, informal] | purlers [plural]

a headlong fall (3 of 21 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561506824​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

purler

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: dialect purl "upset, overturn"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/purler

Wiktionary:

purler | purlers [plural]

Origin: purl ("a fall"). | Uncertain.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/purler

Collins Dictionary:

Audio reference

Collins Dictionary:

purler

Audio: British English pronunciation of "purler"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/purler

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