rabbit ears

plural noun

: an indoor dipole television antenna consisting of two usually extensible rods connected to a base to form a V shape

Examples of rabbit ears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No, those of us who can remember rabbit ears on the TV are content to quietly pine, wishing that someone would take notice of our new earrings or wistful hand under chin and snap us. Megan Angelo, Vogue, 8 Jan. 2024 The 4-year-old, whom Kardashian shares with Tristan Thompson, donned a pink dress to match her fluffy rabbit ears. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2023 Later, the mother-son duo hit the beach, where Theo enjoyed playing in the sand and climbing onto surfboards while dressing in a blue onesie with floppy rabbit ears. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2023 An adapter to connect the rabbit ears’ U.S. coaxial cable to the dongle’s European socket cost a couple of dollars. IEEE Spectrum, 25 June 2013 Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song celebrate Valentine's Day Song celebrated Valentine's Day with a silhouette picture of herself and Culkin sporting rabbit ears, a nod to Culkin's podcast and website. Alexandra Hurtado, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2023 Nearly every house had a set of rabbit ears. Lance Morrow, WSJ, 14 Aug. 2022 No rabbit ears, no-frills. Mary Frances Knapp, refinery29.com, 24 Sep. 2020 With this game, players wear a pair of inflatable rabbit ears while their partners try to toss the rings onto them. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 9 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rabbit ears was in 1952

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“Rabbit ears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rabbit%20ears. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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