earring

[ eer-ring, -ing ]
/ ˈɪərˌrɪŋ, -ɪŋ /

noun

an ornament worn on or hanging from the lobe of the ear.

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Origin of earring

before 1000; Middle English erering,Old English ēarhring.See ear1, ring1

OTHER WORDS FROM earring

earringed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for earring

earring
/ (ˈɪəˌrɪŋ) /

noun

an ornament for the ear, usually clipped onto the lobe or fastened through a hole pierced in the lobe
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