\ ˈpirst How to pronounce pierced (audio) \

Definition of pierced

1 : having holes especially : decorated with perforations
2 : having the flesh punctured for the attachment of a piece of jewelry pierced ears a pierced tongue
3 : designed for pierced ears pierced earrings

Examples of pierced in a Sentence

a tattooed and pierced musician
Recent Examples on the Web For wearing the nose ring, Mr. Godse was called Nathuram, meaning a man with pierced nose. Sameer Yasir, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2020 Plus, Magdalena didn't want some American student with a pierced tongue and tattoos traipsing around, exposing Camila to God knows what. Stephanie Green, chicagotribune.com, 20 July 2019 The new versions are mostly designed for pierced ears. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, 10 July 2019 Contributing: Carly Mallenbaum Kylie Jenner and Stormi spark debate:How old must a baby be before getting pierced ears? Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 3 July 2019 With a pierced abdomen and a fist-sized hole in his thigh, Conroy was carried to hospital under a hail of mortar fire. Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, The New York Review of Books, 7 Sep. 2018 This time around, the Internet’s outrage is focused on Kylie Jenner, who recently shared a video on Snapchat in which her five-month-old daughter, Stormi, is seen with pierced ears. Patricia Garcia, Vogue, 19 July 2018 Like Barragán’s personal Instagram @ytinifninfinity, which often shows pierced food things and slices of men’s body parts, his clothes also have an erotic tinge. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 15 Sep. 2018 From this summer's obsession with pierced braids to the latest constellation craze, ear and body piercings have never been cooler. Sue Williamson, Teen Vogue, 9 Aug. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of pierced

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pierced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pierced. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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