orange stick


noun

a slender, rounded stick, originally of orangewood, having tapered ends and used in manicuring, especially to push back the cuticles or clean the fingernails.

Nearby words

  1. orange peel,
  2. orange pekoe,
  3. orange river,
  4. orange roughy,
  5. orange rust,
  6. orange-peel fungus,
  7. orange-tip,
  8. orangeade,
  9. orangeburg,
  10. orangeism

Origin of orange stick

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15

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British Dictionary definitions for orange stick

orange stick

noun

a small stick used to clean the fingernails and cuticles, having one pointed and one rounded end
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