earlobe

noun
ear·​lobe | \ ˈir-ˌlōb \

Definition of earlobe

: the pendent part of the ear of humans or some domestic chickens

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After ripping her earlobe in the middle of a show, Beyoncé carried on like a superhuman. Maria Yagoda, PEOPLE.com, "The 16 Most Beyoncé Things That Have Ever Happened," 18 June 2018 On Wednesday, in a few tweets of her own, Zolciak-Biermann gave a little insight into the process of getting earlobe fillers. Andrea Park, Allure, "Kim Zolciak-Biermann Gets Hyaluronic Acid Fillers in Her Earlobes Because She Loves Heavy Earrings So Much," 2 May 2018 Whether the bottom of your earlobes stick to the side of your face or hang free is the result of one gene. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Genetics has learned a ton — mostly about white people. That’s a problem.," 27 Oct. 2018 Studies have shown that there is an association with the visible external crease on the earlobe and increased risk of atherosclerosis, a disease where plaque builds up inside your arteries. Adam Taylor, CNN, "Heart disease risk may show in your earlobes, eyes, fingers," 29 Mar. 2018 Fourteen percent of Americans had a body piercing (somewhere other than their earlobes) in 2014. Mary Bernard, Philly.com, "Will that tattoo hurt you professionally? Not if you're a doctor, study finds," 9 July 2018 Not a bro hug, but a full chest-to-chest embrace, Kelli’s Ray-Bans against Buckley’s yin-yang earlobe plugs. Washington Post, "In the Army and the Klan, he hated Muslims.," 5 June 2018 Here’s what to know if you, like me, have large holes in your earlobes. Talia Abbas, SELF, "So, You Ripped a Hole in Your Earlobe—Here's How to Fix It," 1 May 2018 When the 37-year-old star accompanied her mom Kris Jenner to her earlobe reduction surgery on Monday night’s episode of the family’s hit E! Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian's Will Says Her Hair Must 'Always' Be Done Even If She's Too Ill to Communicate," 16 Jan. 2018

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circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earlobe was circa 1785

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earlobe

noun

English Language Learners Definition of earlobe

: the soft part of the ear that hangs down from the bottom

earlobe

noun
ear·​lobe | \ ˈi(ə)r-ˌlōb \

Medical Definition of earlobe

: the pendent part of the ear especially of humans

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