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[lop-eerd] /ˈlɒpˌɪərd/
having ears that droop or hang down.
Origin of lop-eared
First recorded in 1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was a question between a lop-eared rabbit and a mouth-organ.

  • What has the world been waiting and longing and pining for but the lop-eared guinea-pig?

    Perkins of Portland Ellis Parker Butler
  • For all was not well with the lop-eared Andalusian guinea-pigs.

    Perkins of Portland Ellis Parker Butler
  • The Duke was not only lop-eared, but seemed to feel loppy all over.

    Perkins of Portland Ellis Parker Butler
  • This cross-eyed, lop-eared loafer, lurching against the lamp-post!

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • The lop-eared, or mutilated; alluding, generally, to losses suffered at the hands of justice.

    The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Here and there we saw a lop-eared burro, and far away I saw an eagle sailing around.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • Why couldn't you 'ave said so before, 'stead o' wastin' my time like this 'ere, you lop-eared, razor-necked son of a sea-cook?

    Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
  • Love's young dream, I muses to myself, how swift it fades when a man has the nature and disposition of a lop-eared rabbit!

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • I remember that we saw one of the great, lop-eared animals in leash when that party of Romanys went past our place last week.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field David Goodger (
British Dictionary definitions for lop-eared


(of animals) having ears that droop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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