pierced

adjective
\ 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 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, "2019 Algren Awards: Finalist: Host Mother," 20 July 2019 The new versions are mostly designed for pierced ears. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "Jackie Kennedy’s Favorite Earrings Are Back," 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, "Hilary Duff's Instagram reignites jewelry debate: Is piercing a baby's ears 'child abuse'?," 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, "How Assad Made Truth a Casualty of War," 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, "Kylie Jenner Sparks a Cultural Debate: Is Stormi Too Young for Pierced Ears?," 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, "Barragán Turns a New York Department Store Into a Cool-Kid Runway," 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, "15 Dainty Piercing Ideas for Ears and Body," 9 Aug. 2018 While many people were excited to see Stormi and her pierced ears, others were concerned over Stormi's young age. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner Shows Off Baby Stormi's Newly Pierced Ears and People are Outraged," 12 July 2018

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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 19 Feb. 2020.

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pierced

adjective
How to pronounce pierced (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pierced

of a body part : having a hole that was made so that a piece of jewelry can be worn through it
: having holes made in one or more parts of your body so you can wear jewelry in them

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