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barrette

[ buh-ret ]
/ bəˈrɛt /
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noun

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

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Origin of barrette

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH barrette

barrette , 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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