Alice band

noun
Al·​ice band | \ ˈa-ləs- How to pronounce Alice band (audio) \
variants: or less commonly alice band

Definition of Alice band

British
: a hair band worn high on the head usually to keep long hair pulled back from the forehead She removed her Alice band and shook her hair free.— Mackenzie Ford, Gifts of War, 2008

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of Alice band

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alice band

after the hair band worn by the character Alice in illustrations to Lewis Carroll's fantasy novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Alice band

Time Traveler for Alice band

Time Traveler

The first known use of Alice band was in 1953

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Alice band

Cite this Entry

“Alice band.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alice%20band. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

Comments on Alice band

What made you want to look up Alice band? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!