rabbit ears


noun

an indoor television antenna consisting of two telescoping, swivel-based aerials.
Sports Slang. acute sensitivity to gibes, insults, or sarcasm: Players with rabbit ears are the favorite targets of bench jockeys.

Nearby words

  1. rabbinist,
  2. rabbinite,
  3. rabbinitic,
  4. rabbit,
  5. rabbit ball,
  6. rabbit eye,
  7. rabbit fever,
  8. rabbit food,
  9. rabbit punch,
  10. rabbit warren

Origin of rabbit ears

First recorded in 1965–70

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