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

Examples of banana clip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And now, it has been brought to my attention that the youths are attempting to bring back the banana clip. Marci Robin, Allure, 8 Dec. 2021 In the first photo, the star is holding an adorable Yorkie and wearing her banana clip with a pink tank that featured criss-cross cutouts. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, 26 Aug. 2021 On Saturday Guido Palau clamped the ponytails at Alexander Wang with a retro banana clip, and hairstylist Anthony Turner sent models with comb headbands down the runway at Prabal Gurung last night. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, 12 Feb. 2018 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 12 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of banana clip

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Banana clip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/banana%20clip. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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