Alice band

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noun Al·ice band \ ˈa-ləs- \
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 FordGifts of War2008

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Origin and Etymology of 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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