One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The hook, wire, or metal loop that passes through the hole in a pierced ear, to which a gemstone, ornament, etc., may be attached to make an earring.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer.
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