earlobe

or ear lobe

[eer-lohb]

noun

the soft, pendulous lower part of the external ear.

Nearby words

  1. earless lizard,
  2. earless seal,
  3. earlier,
  4. earlier han,
  5. earliest,
  6. earlock,
  7. earlship,
  8. early,
  9. early adopter,
  10. early american

Origin of earlobe

First recorded in 1855–60; ear1 + lobe

Also called lobe.

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British Dictionary definitions for ear lobe

ear lobe

noun

the fleshy lower part of the external ear
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Word Origin and History for ear lobe

earlobe

n.

by 1786, from ear (n.1) + lobe. Earlier was ear lap (Old English had earlæppa "external ear").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for ear lobe

earlobe

n.

The soft, fleshy, pendulous lower part of the external ear.

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