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stickpin

[stik-pin]
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noun
  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.
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Origin of stickpin

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; stick2 + pin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for stickpin

gold, glass, ornament, treasure, bracelet, jewel, trinket, brooch, costume, necklace, knickknack, tiara, silver, gem, earring, pendant, pin, crown, ring, frippery

Examples from the Web for stickpin

Historical Examples of stickpin

  • My watch and chain and stickpin are gone, and likewise all my badges!

    The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • He had announced the loss of a stickpin and six dollars and a quarter in cash.

  • “My stickpin is gone and also one of my rings,” groaned Randy.

  • He gazed wistfully at Dave's watchchain and at the stickpin.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • He gazed thoughtfully at Injun, who, out in the sunlight, was still admiring his stickpin.