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nounEnglish Regional, East Midlands
The pinna of the ear, or a part of this; (in later use) specifically = "earlobe".
Old English; earliest use found in Antwerp-London Glossary. From ear + lap; compare Old High German ōrlappa (perhaps after Old English), and also Old Frisian ārlippa, Dutch oorlap, Middle Low German ōrlappe.
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