What does Earmuffs mean?

Protect your ears

‘Earmuffs’ is a slang term used when someone wants to hint at another person to cover their ears before something inappropriate or confidential is spoken. It is like a warning signal to guard someone, usually a kid or a sensitive adult, from hearing something they shouldn’t. The phrase ‘Earmuffs’ originates from the actual earmuffs which are used to block out noise.

This slang got its popularity from a movie called Old School. In this movie, a character played by Vince Vaughn would yell out ‘Earmuffs’ whenever he was about to say something he didn’t want his son to hear.

‘Earmuffs’ acts as a protective barrier to shield young minds or sensitive individuals from words or conversations that could be offensive or inappropriate. So the next time you hear someone say ‘Earmuffs’, you know they’re about to talk about something they don’t want others to hear.

Example for using ‘Earmuffs’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear what happened at the party last night? 🎉

No, what happened? 😮

I can’t say it out loud, but it was pretty wild. Earmuffs! 🙉

Got it! Earmuffs on! 😅