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Word of the Day 02/21/18 Earworm

Earworm (noun)
earworm [eer-wurm]


noun
1. corn earworm.

Earworm (noun)
earworm [eer-wurm]
Informal.

noun
1. a tune or part of a song that repeats in one’s mind.

verb (used with object)
2. to work (itself or its way) into a person’s mind: The Pepsi jingles have earwormed their way into my head.


Origin: 1980-85; loan translation of German Ohrwurm ‘catchy tune, earwig’

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