[ stik-pin ]
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  1. 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.

Origin of stickpin

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; stick2 + pin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stickpin in a sentence

  • The boys also united in the gift of a stick pin to Mrs. Stanhope and another to Mrs. Laning, and sent Mr. Laning a necktie.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
  • Oh, hurry, Rob; give me my stick-pin, Wythie—they're coming!

    The Little Grey House | Marion Ames Taggart
  • I inquired, remembering the stick-pin and where it had been found.

  • He was very neatly dressed in a suit of quiet dark material, wore rich dark red tie, with a stick pin to it.

    Turns about Town | Robert Cortes Holliday
  • One purchaser got a gold pen, another a very pretty stick pin.

British Dictionary definitions for stick pin

stick pin

  1. the US name for tiepin

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