- having the ears cropped.
- having the hair cropped short, so that the ears are conspicuous.
Origin of crop-eared
First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for crop-eared
I mean the fellow that had the crop-eared cob with the white legs.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)
Charles James Lever
She ran off as soon as she saw Jeph coming, and said he was a crop-eared villain.Under the Storm
Charlotte M. Yonge
D—n me, it shall never be said in my time that the —th suffered a crop-eared Irishman to preach to them in their own mess-room!The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
He looked longingly upon the two crop-eared fellows, and begrudged the Church the possession of them.Sea-Dogs All!
I give him my supper because he was hungry, and he ate it all, and called me a crop-eared rebel for my pains.Crown and Sceptre
George Manville Fenn
- having the ears or hair cut short
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