stickpin

[ stik-pin ]
/ ˈstɪkˌpɪn /

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.

Nearby words

  1. stickler syndrome,
  2. stickley,
  3. stickley, gustav,
  4. stickman,
  5. stickout,
  6. sticks,
  7. stickseed,
  8. sticktight,
  9. sticktoitiveness,
  10. stickum

Origin of stickpin

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; stick2 + pin

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