dangler

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From dangle +‎ -er.

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dangler (plural danglers)

  1. (now rare, archaic) One who dangles about others, especially after women.
    • 1770, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin 2001, 10 January:
      ‘You see,’ she cried, ‘what a Herd of Danglers flutter around you […].’
    • 1783, Samuel Hoole, Aurelia; Or, the Contest
      Such once was I, a dangler to the fair; / Still, as a glass, I praise their dress, their air []
  2. (informal) A large earring that hangs down.
    • 1985, Susi Rogol, Create a Look with Jewelry (page 22)
      Long hair piled high on top of the head or cut to a short, curvy crop, needs the balance provided by large, dramatic earrings. Those with tresses frizzed into Pre-Raphaelite waves will like the look of huge hoops or ethnic danglers in wood []

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