bobby pin

noun
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of bobby pin

: a flat wire hairpin with prongs that press close together

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Origin and Etymology of bobby pin

perhaps from 4bob


BOBBY PIN Defined for English Language Learners

bobby pin

Definition of bobby pin for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

bobby pin

noun bob·by pin \ ˈbä-bē- \

Definition of bobby pin for Students

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


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