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A device used to stretch piercings. It is small on one end and gradually increases in size until it reaches the proper gauge.
When going from a 4G to a 2G, I used an acrylic taper and some lubricating oil.
by Denis Baldwin February 03, 2004
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my hairstyle, 360 waves, usually drives african american women to want to put their hands on.
$15 tapers at Dynasties in Maywood, IL
by Abbott Brooks February 18, 2004
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A type of haircut. white folks look stupid with them.
Who told that white boy to get a taper.
by gregory June 09, 2003
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A type of stretched ear piercing where the plug tapers to a point behind the earlobe.
I was thinking about tunnels, but I think I'll get tapers after all.
by liaotin February 15, 2010
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Tools used for stretching ear lobes usually. Not an accessory, but many people do wear them as jewelry. It is not safe though because it can imbalance your ears, since the sides are different sizes. The gauge size is at the bigger end of the taper.
"Can I buy some tapers to stretch my ears?"

"She used tapers as jewelry and now her ears are uneven."

"Dude! Those tapers are for stretching, not wearing!"
by meowroar July 09, 2013
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The cowardly way a guy goes about phasing out a girl by gradually responding to calls and texts less and less or by responding only with short answers. (can be done by girls too)
This guy was totally into me and was texting me all the time but now he's giving me the taper! He responded to my last text with just a one-word answer and I haven't heard from him in over a week.
by katelindz December 04, 2008
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