earlock

noun

ear·​lock ˈir-ˌläk How to pronounce earlock (audio)
: a curl of hair hanging in front of the ear

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earlock was before the 12th century

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“Earlock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earlock. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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