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pierced

adjective

Simple Definition of pierced

  • of a body part : having a hole that was made so that a piece of jewelry can be worn through it

  • : having holes made in one or more parts of your body so you can wear jewelry in them

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pierced

  1. 1 :  having holes; especially :  decorated with perforations

  2. 2 :  having the flesh punctured for the attachment of a piece of jewelry <pierced ears> <a pierced tongue>

  3. 3 :  designed for pierced ears <pierced earrings>

Examples of pierced in a sentence

  1. a tattooed and pierced musician



14th Century

First Known Use of pierced

14th century




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