eye·​brow | \ ˈī-ˌbrau̇ \

Definition of eyebrow

: the ridge over the eye or the hair growing usually in a line or arch on the skin over it

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The tiny tattoo, reportedly located above the singer's left eyebrow, was spotted in a recent photograph of Justin. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Reportedly Got Matching Tattoos," 2 Jan. 2019 Whether that raises Nintendo's notoriously litigious legal eyebrows remains to be seen. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "You can now download the long-lost (and unfinished) SimCity NES port," 26 Dec. 2018 Miyako waited, eyebrows hoisted like the cables on a suspension bridge, but the story ended with that. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Two unlikely cops are paired up to solve murders in a war-torn Tokyo in Ninth Step Station," 8 Dec. 2018 That’s why analysts have raised eyebrows at the trade war that Trump has started and stoked. NBC News, "Trade war could turn Trump's biggest strength into weakness," 8 July 2018 With caked-on makeup and drawn-on eyebrows, Gaby cut an imperious figure. Cindy Carcamo, latimes.com, "For many waiting in Tijuana, a mysterious notebook is the key to seeking asylum," 5 July 2018 Kodak Black, born Dieuson Octave, was raised in Pompano Beach and referenced his home in his music, so his Spotify success in Florida won’t raise too many eyebrows. David Selig, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Kodak Black is Florida’s favorite Spotify artist; XXXTentacion is No. 1 in a state you'd never guess," 2 July 2018 When Facebook took over WhatsApp, a popular messaging service, for about $23bn in 2014, the deal barely raised any eyebrows in antitrust quarters. The Economist, "A new school in ChicagoHow regulators can prevent excessive concentration online," 28 June 2018 Police described the suspect as a Hispanic male, about 25 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 250 pounds with black slicked-back hair, a mustache with stubble on his face and thick eyebrows. Prescotte Stokes Iii, star-telegram, "Woman pulled over by a cop impersonator and sexually assaulted, police say," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of eyebrow

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of eyebrow

: the line of hair that grows over your eye


eye·​brow | \ ˈī-ˌbrau̇ \

Kids Definition of eyebrow

: the arch or ridge over the eye : the hair on the ridge over the eye


eye·​brow | \ ˈī-ˌbrau̇ \

Medical Definition of eyebrow

: the ridge over the eye or hair growing on it

called also brow

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