earlock

earlock

[eer-lok]
noun
1.
a lock of hair worn near or in front of the ear.
2.
Judaism. a lock of hair worn in front of each ear by Hasidic and Yemenite Jewish males in accordance with the Biblical prohibition against clipping the hair at the temples. Lev. 19:27.

Origin:
1765–75; ear1 + lock2

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