Alice band

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

Definition of Alice band

: 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

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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)

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“Alice band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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