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Slang

earworm

This page is about the slang term earworm

Meaning

a song that repeats annoyingly in one's head

For example

  • I've got this damn earworm in my head and no matter how much I try I can't get the damn song to go away.

  • The only way to get rid of an earworm is to hear another song and start thinking of that one instead.

Quick Quiz

Terry says she's got an earworm. She's got

a. a worm in her ear

b. a tiny pet snake

c. a song in her head

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Contributor: Matt Errey