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bobby pin

noun

Simple Definition of 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bobby pin

  1. :  a flat wire hairpin with prongs that press close together


BOBBY PIN Defined for Kids

bobby pin

noun bob·by pin \ˈbä-bē-\

Definition of bobby pin for Students

  1. :  a flat metal hairpin with the two ends pressed close together




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