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earplug

[ eer-pluhg ]
/ ˈɪərˌplʌg /
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noun
a plug of soft, pliable material inserted into the opening of the outer ear, especially to keep out water or noise.
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Origin of earplug

First recorded in 1900–05; ear1 + plug
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British Dictionary definitions for earplug

earplug
/ (ˈɪəˌplʌɡ) /

noun
a small piece of soft material, such as wax, placed in the ear to keep out noise or water
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