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stickpin

[stik-pin]
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noun
  1. a decorative straight pin with a jeweled or ornamented head and a long shaft with a sheath for encasing the point, used for holding an ascot or necktie in place.

Origin of stickpin

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; stick2 + pin
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Examples from the Web for stickpin

Historical Examples

  • My watch and chain and stickpin are gone, and likewise all my badges!

    The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • He had announced the loss of a stickpin and six dollars and a quarter in cash.

  • “My stickpin is gone and also one of my rings,” groaned Randy.

  • He gazed wistfully at Dave's watchchain and at the stickpin.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • He gazed thoughtfully at Injun, who, out in the sunlight, was still admiring his stickpin.