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Earbud

noun; compounding
A cellphone earpiece, especially a small circular earpiece. Speaker was looking for an original, humorous way to refer to a cellphone earpiece. This word was invented once, and not used repeatedly. This word is particularly expressive because it is a novel metaphor for an earpiece and is extremely descriptive. In addition, this word is humorous because it shocks hearers, who must think for a few seconds before they realize what the word means. This word was used because it is humorous, original, and descriptive.
 
Rip the earbud out of the ear.
Etymology : earbud. Compounding of ear + bud
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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