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stickpin

[ stik-pin ]
/ ˈstɪkˌpɪn /
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noun

a decorative straight pin with a jeweled or ornamented head and a long shaft with a sheath for encasing the point, used for holding an ascot or necktie in place.

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Origin of stickpin

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; stick2 + pin
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British Dictionary definitions for stickpin

stick pin

noun

the US name for tiepin
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