bobby pin

noun

Definition of bobby pin

: a flat wire hairpin with prongs that press close together

Examples of bobby pin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a bobby pin or pin curl clip to secure the hair in the roller if needed. Dori Price, Good Housekeeping, "How to Straighten Any Type of Hair Perfectly at Home, According to Hair Pros," 19 Jan. 2021 The first bobby pin is essentially going to be a replacement for the original key. Kevin Dupzyk And Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Open a Locked Door Without the Key," 18 Nov. 2020 Then unbend and flatten the second bobby pin to make one long, straight lock pick. Kevin Dupzyk And Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Open a Locked Door Without the Key," 18 Nov. 2020 Stick this end deep into the key slot and use the protruding part of the bobby pin as a handle. Kevin Dupzyk And Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Open a Locked Door Without the Key," 18 Nov. 2020 Skipper looked around her apartment for something as small and thrifty as a paper clip and settled on a bobby pin. Cathy Free, Washington Post, "A guy once swapped a paper clip to get a house. This woman is trying to do the same.," 20 Aug. 2020 Skipper looked through the offers and traded her bobby pin for a pair of pink earrings from a woman in Atlanta. Cathy Free, Washington Post, "A guy once swapped a paper clip to get a house. This woman is trying to do the same.," 20 Aug. 2020 Nail artist Trenna shows her technique — using a bobby pin — in the video below. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "Nail art ideas for a gorgeous Fourth of July manicure," 22 June 2020 That was followed by a conditioner, and then pin curls, two crisscrossed bobby pins at a time. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "Ayala: Salma Hayek has a lot of nerve to tell us to be proud of our roots," 12 May 2020

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First Known Use of bobby pin

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bobby pin

perhaps from bob entry 4

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The first known use of bobby pin was in 1925

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31 Jan 2021

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“Bobby pin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobby%20pin. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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bobby pin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bobby pin

US : a thin piece of metal that is bent so that the ends are close together and that is used for holding hair in place

bobby pin

noun
bob·​by pin | \ ˈbä-bē- \

Kids Definition of bobby pin

: a flat metal hairpin with the two ends pressed close together

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