bobby pin


: a thin piece of metal that is bent so that the ends are close together and that is used for holding hair in place

Full Definition of BOBBY PIN

:  a flat wire hairpin with prongs that press close together

Origin of BOBBY PIN

perhaps from 4bob
First Known Use: 1926


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