[ eer-muhf ]
/ ˈɪərˌmʌf /
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either of a pair of often adjustable coverings for protecting the ears in cold weather.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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And I've fixed her hair lovely—in a big curly earmuff, so it will never show at all.Ptomaine Street|Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for earmuff
/ (ˈɪəˌmʌf) /
one of a pair of pads of fur or cloth, joined by a headband, for keeping the ears warm
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