barrette

[ buh-ret ]
/ bəˈrɛt /

noun

a clasp for holding a woman's or girl's hair in place.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. barret,
  2. barretor,
  3. barretry,
  4. barrett,
  5. barrett, elizabeth,
  6. barretter,
  7. barriada,
  8. barricade,
  9. barricado,
  10. barrie

Origin of barrette

From French, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at bar1, -ette

Can be confusedbarrette beret

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British Dictionary definitions for barrette

barrette

/ (bəˈrɛt) /

noun

a clasp or pin for holding women's hair in place

Word Origin for barrette

C20: from French: a little bar, from barre bar 1

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Word Origin and History for barrette

barrette

n.

"bar clip for women's hair," 1901, from French barrette, diminutive of barre "bar" (see bar (n.1)).

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