Earmuffs

Meaning

Cover your ears

Earmuffs is a term used to tell a person to cover his ears when something profane or secretive is about to be said. The term comes from how earmuffs muzzle sound when placed on your ears, making it hard for you to hear noises.

Earmuffs is a way to protect a young child or sensitive adult from hearing something that might scar them or teach them bad manners. The term was made popular by the movie Old School, when Vince Vaughn's character would exclaim "Earmuffs" to his son when a bad word was about to be said out loud.

Example

"Did you hear what she said about him?"
"No."
"Earmuffs, Frank! She said she liked him!"
Kid earmuffs in Old School

Kid earmuffs in Old School

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Last Updated: November 15, 2017

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