or ear lobe

[ eer-lohb ]
/ ˈɪərˌloʊb /


the soft, pendulous lower part of the external ear.

Origin of earlobe

First recorded in 1855–60; ear1 + lobe
Also called lobe.
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Examples from the Web for earlobe

  • I started to follow, but a tug at my earlobe signaled me to stop.

    Card Trick|Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
  • Buck's gun went off again, and the other earlobe was a red tatter.

    The Draw|Jerome Bixby

Medical definitions for earlobe



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