ear tag


Definition of ear tag

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a metal identification tag attached to the ear of an animal


transitive verb

Definition of ear-tag (Entry 2 of 2)

: to mark (an animal) for future identification with an ear tag

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First Known Use of ear tag


1876, in the meaning defined above

Transitive verb

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ear tag


ear entry 1 + tag

Transitive verb

ear tag

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