banana clip

noun

Definition of banana clip 

1 : a clip that is slightly curved and used to hold a person's hair in place

2 slang : a curved magazine or clip for a firearm … reached into a camouflaged vest bulging with a bayonet and banana clips of ammunition for his AK-47 …— Paul Watson

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Fischbach said the man had a loaded handgun with him at the hospital and an AK-47 assault rifle with two banana clips carrying 30 rounds each in his vehicle in the hospital parking lot. Fox News, "South Dakota hospital hostage standoff ends with boy freed," 25 June 2018 Considering that the banana clip made an unequivocal comeback during fall fashion shows, perhaps the time has come to welcome the triangular fasteners into the present-tense lexicon, too. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Switches Up Her Bob with a Simple Stroke of Hair Genius," 26 Mar. 2018 The ’90s are back, but everyone already knew that with the proliferation of Nike Air Max 95s, chunky glitter, and banana clips. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Silk Scrunchies Are Here," 13 Mar. 2018 At the fall 2018 shows, food was used as a prop and an accessory, banana clips returned to the cultural zeitgeist, and more than one legend took a final bow. Relive the best, craziest, and most fashion-y moments below. 1. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "16 Dazzling, Amazing, Absurd Moments From New York Fashion Week," 15 Feb. 2018 This weekend, Alexander Wang brought back the jaw/claw/banana clip from yesteryear by sending its models down the runway with silver and black clips for its Fall 2018 collection. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The Biggest Trend from New York Fashion Week: Your Mother's 1990s Claw Clip," 12 Feb. 2018 As noted by Elle, the claw clip (or, as others might call it, the banana clip) was prominently featured in his Fall 2018 show during New York Fashion Week. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Runway Models Wear Claw Clips at Alexander Wang's Fall 2018 Fashion Show," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of banana clip

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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