Alice band


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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alice band was in 1953

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“Alice band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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