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earworm1

[eer-wurm] /ˈɪərˌwɜrm/
noun

earworm2

[eer-wurm] /ˈɪərˌwɜrm/
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
1980-1985
1980-85; loan translation of German Ohrwurm ‘catchy tune, earwig’
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British Dictionary definitions for ear-worm

earworm

/ˈɪəˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
(informal) an irritatingly catchy tune
Word Origin
C20: from German Ohrwurm earwig
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