nose ring


Definition of nose ring

1 : a hooplike piece of jewelry worn on the nose

Note: A nose ring may be worn through a pierced hole or held by a clasp.

2 : a ring put through an animal's nose to lead or control it

Examples of nose ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Viewers may have noticed a few pieces of jewelry Schneider wears: a pearl necklace and a nose ring. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2022 The suspect may have a nose ring, investigators say. Chris Harris,, 8 Dec. 2021 Woolfolk pointed out that the man appeared to have a nose ring and a short ponytail sticking out from his hat. Henri Hollis, ajc, 7 Dec. 2021 The rest of the audience must have just been wondering why this nice old lady has such an awful nose ring. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 25 Oct. 2021 Bull has black faux fur, vibrant green eyes and a gold nose ring to match its snout and hooves. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 Sep. 2021 In a screenshot posted to his Instagram Story and Twitter page, Kelly (whose real name is Colson Baker) appears on FaceTime with only an earring and a nose ring. Greta Bjornson,, 11 Aug. 2021 She was last seen wearing glasses with a nose ring and black and purple scrubs, according to police. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, 16 June 2021 Nick Jackson’s bleached hair and nose ring are the latest obnoxious accessories in the Young Bucks’ endless arsenal. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of nose ring

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nose ring was in 1626

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21 Jan 2022

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English Language Learners Definition of nose ring

: a piece of jewelry worn in your nose
: a ring put through an animal's nose to control it


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