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 What’s up with the beard, nose ring and disheveled hair? Bryan Mena,, "Jack Dorsey’s beard dominates online reaction to tech hearing," 28 Oct. 2020 Duggar Dillard also talked about embracing some of the things her conservative family is against including getting a nose ring, using birth control and having the occasional alcoholic beverage. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Jill Duggar Dillard explains why she broke away from her famous family," 22 Oct. 2020 Photos suggest Krug was darkening her skin tone, curling her hair, wearing African-style cloth, and even sporting a nose ring. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Sneetchification of America," 17 Sep. 2020 The nose ring girl came back downstairs ten minutes later. Susan Shapiro, Longreads, "How I Got My Shrink Back," 10 Aug. 2020 Bad Bunny said from Puerto Rico, beating his chest in a yellow hoodie and two nose rings (nostril, septum), in between bites of a hefty calzone. Joe Coscarelli, New York Times, "How J Balvin and Bad Bunny Made Their Surprise Album, ‘Oasis’," 28 June 2019 And noticeably on the child’s nose was a sparkly silver nose ring to match with her rings on her fingers. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Daughter, 6, Wears Septum Ring to Joel Osteen's Church Service," 18 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of nose ring

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Nov 2020

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“Nose ring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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nose ring


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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