- a clasp for holding a woman's or girl's hair in place.
Origin of barrette
Examples from the Web for barrette
Contemporary Examples of barrette
He had on tan pants and a white T-shirt, had a goatee, and his overgrown hair was held back to one side with a barrette.The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life
July 26, 2014
Historical Examples of 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
- a clasp or pin for holding women's hair in place
Word Origin for barrette
"bar clip for women's hair," 1901, from French barrette, diminutive of barre "bar" (see bar (n.1)).