[poo sh-pin]
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  1. a short pin having a spool-shaped head of plastic, glass, or metal, used for affixing material to a bulletin board, wall, or the like.
  2. an early children's game.
  3. Archaic. child's play; triviality.

Origin of pushpin

1580–90, for an earlier sense; push + pin
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Related Words for pushpin

point, nail, staple, pushpin, brad, thumbtack

Examples from the Web for pushpin

Historical Examples of pushpin

  • I play at pushpin with Homer every morning before breakfast, fingering and polishing, as Paris did his armour.

  • Do you mean to say that you really agree with Bentham that, quantity of pleasure being equal, pushpin is as good as poetry?

British Dictionary definitions for pushpin


  1. US and Canadian a pin with a small ball-shaped head
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