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Definition of cotton swab noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cotton swab

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BrE BrE//ˈkɒtn swɒb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːtn swɑːb//
 
(also cotton bud British English, Q-tip™ North American English, British English)
 
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a small stick with cotton wool at each end, used for cleaning inside the ears, etc. Dab on a bit of face lotion with a cotton swab and gently rub it on the area.
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