noun: Any of various insects of the order Dermaptera, having a pair of pincers at the rear of the abdomen.
verb tr.: To influence or bias a person by insinuations.
verb intr.: To secretly listen to a conversation.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English earwicga (earwig), from ear + wicga (insect). From the ancient belief that this insect crawled into people’s ears to reach their brains. Earliest documented use: before 1000.

BARWIG - worn so nobody will recognize you

EARWII - a miniature game console, with lots of sound output

EARWIK - air freshener for folks with a smelly discharge from their ears