earring

[ eer-ring, -ing ]
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noun
  1. an ornament worn on or hanging from the lobe of the ear.

Origin of earring

1
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
  1. an ornament for the ear, usually clipped onto the lobe or fastened through a hole pierced in the lobe

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