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earbob

[ eer-bob ]
/ ˈɪərˌbɒb /
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noun Southern and South Midland U.S.

an earring or eardrop.

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Origin of earbob

First recorded in 1640–50; ear1 + bob2
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How to use earbob in a sentence

  • Even his ears, which he had pierced and hung with red earbobs, seemed to have been crushed flat to the side of his head.

    The Clansman|Thomas Dixon
  • The moment he produced the glittering earbobs, the whimpering and whining of the sempiternal beldame was at an end.

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