earplug

noun ear·plug \ ˈir-ˌpləg \
|Updated on: 27 Jul 2018

Definition of earplug

1 : an ornament inserted in the lobe of the ear especially to distend it
2 : a device of pliable material for insertion into the outer opening of the ear (as to keep out water or deaden sound)

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First Known Use of earplug

1820

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EARPLUG Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of earplug for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of soft material that you put in your ear to keep out water, noise, etc.


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earplug

noun ear·plug \ -ˌpləg \

medical Definition of earplug

: a device of pliable material for insertion into the outer opening of the ear (as to keep out water or deaden sound)

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