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

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At a bar in Brooklyn this spring, when the hockey playoffs were still going on, a guy with a nose ring and glasses approached a visitor from Toronto who was watching the Maple Leafs game on a small TV in the corner of the bar. Allie Conti, New York Times, "The Lonely Pursuit of Air Hockey Greatness," 19 July 2019 The little fashionista-in-the-making wore a nose ring this past weekend while attending the 85th birthday party of her great-grandmother, Mary Jo Campbell. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "North West’s (Fake) Nose Ring Looks Adorable," 23 July 2019 Her back was covered with an enormous, three-dimensional nose accented with a nose ring, completing the face. Deborah Martin,, "New York artist Narcissister brings mind-blowing work to Artpace in San Antonio," 19 July 2019 BamBam has neon peach hair for the first time, and JB is giving sparkly grills and a nose ring a go. Devon Abelman, Allure, "I Asked K-Pop Group GOT7 to Try 9 Things They’ve Never Done Before — Here’s What Happened," 3 July 2019 Her sister, Jack (Madison Davenport), adorned with a sneer and a nose ring, exhibits her teen alienation by thrashing on a guitar, in the way of the Pixies and Sonic Youth, bands favored by the girls’ late mother. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Best Episode of the New “Black Mirror” Is a Princess Tale Starring Miley Cyrus," 5 June 2019 So when word started trickling out that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had a new nose ring, we were intrigued. Sam Schube, GQ, "Jack Dorsey Got a Nose Ring," 8 June 2018 Obama was too busy actually presidenting then to take time out of his busy day to listen to a grown man with dyed hair and two nose rings. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "10 Reasons Dennis Rodman’s Summit Interview Was the Most Bizarre Must-Watch Television Moment in 2018," 12 June 2018 Dreads beneath a tasteful hat, nose ring, walking into St. George’s Chapel with the regal beauty of every auntie and sister-cousin in my family — and I was done, y’all. Attica Locke, The Hollywood Reporter, "Meghan Markle, the "Blackening of Windsor" and Why That Matters on Live TV (Guest Column)," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of nose ring

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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