Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete form of pilgarlic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A poor forsaken wretch: a vague term of reproach.

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Examples

  • She was well under ninety, poor late Mrs, and had tastes of the poetics, me having stood the pilgarlick a fresh at sea when the moon also was standing in a corner of sweet Standerson my ski.

    Finnegans Wake

  • You visit, you dine abroad, you see friends; you pilgarlick; [14] you walk from

    The Journal to Stella

  • You visit, you dine abroad, you see friends; you pilgarlick; [14] you walk from Finglas, you a cat's foot.

    The Journal to Stella

  • (Galimatious - nonsense, pilgarlick - a poor wretch, phrontistery - thinking place, tintinabulate - ring or call).

    SpikeMagazine.com

  • [14] “Soley” is probably a misreading for “sollah,” a form often used by Swift for “sirrah,” and “figgarkick” may be “pilgarlick” (a poor creature) in Swift’s

    The Journal to Stella

  • Galimatious - nonsense, pilgarlick - a poor wretch, phrontistery - thinking place, tintinabulate - ring or call).

    SpikeMagazine.com

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  • (noun) - (1) One who peels garlick for others to eat, who is metaphorically made to endure hardships while others are enjoying themselves at his expense.

    --Hensleigh Wedgwood's Dictionary of English Etymology, 1878

    (2) Said originally to mean one whose skin or hair had fallen off from some disease, chiefly a venereal one. But now commonly used by persons speaking of themselves, as "There stood poor pilgarlick," there stood I.

    --Francis Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1796

    (3) A person dressed shabbily or fantastically.

    --W. Hugh Patterson's Glossary of Words of Antrim and Down, 1880

    January 14, 2018