Definition of barrette
: a clip or bar for holding hair in place
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Origin and Etymology of barrette
French, diminutive of barre bar
First Known Use: 1901See Words from the same year
BARRETTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of barrette for English Language Learners
: a decorative clip or bar that is used to hold a girl's or woman's hair in place
BARRETTE Defined for Kids
Definition of barrette for Students
: a clasp or bar used to hold hair in place
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