Meaning of crop-eared in English:



  • 1Having the tops of the ears cut off.

    ‘Anne had no attention to spare just then for a crop-eared pussy cat.’
    • ‘This has been reported anecdotally to occur in animals that have crop-eared offspring.’
    • ‘There were the black, the white, the brindle, the grey and the grisly, the rough and the smooth, the crop-eared and the lop-eared, the gaunt and the grim.’
    • ‘The Squire put his head out of the window above and bade the crop-eared rascals be off.’
    • ‘Lop-eared and crop-eared are opposites.’
  • 2(especially of a Roundhead in the English Civil War) having the hair cut very short.