bobby pin


Definition of bobby pin 

: a flat wire hairpin with prongs that press close together

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Then go forth and find all those bobby pins that are scattered around the floor of your room. Elisa, Seventeen, "There's a Sneaky Reason Why This Side-Braid Looks So Perfect," 20 Apr. 2015 Wrap a hair tie around your phone and clip bobby pins to it. Sarah Newell, Seventeen, "15 Amazing Prom Hacks To Make It Your Most Stylish Night Ever," 6 Jan. 2017 If your bobby pins or barrettes tend to slide out of place, spray them with a little dry shampoo before using for a more secure hold. Leah Chernikoff, Redbook, "17 Who-Knew Brilliant Ways to Use Dry Shampoo," 12 June 2014 The take a small section of hair from the underside of the tail, coat it in hair gel, then wrap the hair around the base several times before popping in a few bobby pins in the same color as your hair. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria Beckham Wore a Ponytail To The Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 His hairstylist crimped his hair or clipped it back with gold bobby pins, depending on the scene. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Taeyong of NCT Opens Up to Allure About the Importance of Hair and Makeup in K-Pop," 16 May 2018 Chanel completed it all with embellished bobby pins that matched the embellishments on Nina’s dress. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "This Bride Wore Chanel Haute Couture to Her Garden Wedding in California," 21 June 2018 Insert a bobby pin into your hair with the ends toward your face to conceal the pin. Brooke Shunatona, Cosmopolitan, "15 Super-Easy Hairstyles for Lazy Girls Who Can't Even," 12 Dec. 2017 Use a hot glue gun to attach crystals, beads, and pearls to bobby pins. Sarah Newell, Seventeen, "15 Amazing Prom Hacks To Make It Your Most Stylish Night Ever," 6 Jan. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of bobby pin

: 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

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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