ear pick


: a device often of precious metal for removing wax or foreign bodies from the ear

Examples of ear pick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This set also comes with an ear pick and blackhead remover. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 10 Aug. 2022 In one sweep, our ears pick up all of its hierarchical features: pitch, timbre, volume, melody, rhythm, and chords. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 9 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ear pick was in the 14th century

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“Ear pick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ear%20pick. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ear pick

: a device for removing wax or foreign bodies from the ear
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