[ buh-ret ]
/ bəˈrɛt /
a clasp for holding a woman's or girl's hair in place.
- barrett, elizabeth,
Origin of barrette
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Examples from the Web for barrette
The King was so indignant that he was very near refusing him the barrette.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete|Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
/ (bəˈrɛt) /
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"bar clip for women's hair," 1901, from French barrette, diminutive of barre "bar" (see bar (n.1)).
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