eardrop

noun
ear·​drop | \ ˈir-ˌdräp How to pronounce eardrop (audio) \

Definition of eardrop

: earring especially : one with a pendant

First Known Use of eardrop

1720, in the meaning defined above

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“Eardrop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eardrop. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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