hairbrush

[ hair-bruhsh ]
/ ˈhɛərˌbrʌʃ /

noun

a brush for smoothing and styling the hair.

Nearby words

  1. hair-splitting,
  2. hair-trigger,
  3. hairball,
  4. hairbrained,
  5. hairbreadth,
  6. hairbrush cactus,
  7. haircloth,
  8. haircoloring,
  9. haircut,
  10. hairdo

Origin of hairbrush

First recorded in 1590–1600; hair + brush1

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British Dictionary definitions for hairbrush

hairbrush

/ (ˈhɛəˌbrʌʃ) /

noun

a brush for grooming the hair
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Word Origin and History for hairbrush

hairbrush

n.

1590s, from hair + brush (n.1).

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