how to pronounce earwig


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earwig is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of earwig in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… being able to sort of be earwig into …”

meanings of earwig


  1. To eavesdrop.
  2. To eavesdrop on.
  3. To fill the mind of with prejudice by insinuations.
  4. To attempt to influence by persistent confidential argument or talk.


  1. One who whispers insinuations; a secret counsellor.
  2. Any of various insects of the order Dermaptera that have elongated bodies, large membranous wings folded underneath short leathery forewings and a pair of large pincers protruding from the rear of the abdomen.
  3. A flatterer.

earwig frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word earwig occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics earwig can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that earwig can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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