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 In May 2020, Skipper set out with this idea: trade a bobby pin for a house. Keith Sharon, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2022 All of that involved disposable income, free time, and dedication that’s more than just a single bobby pin. Alejandra Gularte, Vulture, 11 Dec. 2021 Skipper began her journey on TikTok in 2020 with a bobby pin and wanted to trade her way up to a home. Alejandra Gularte, Vulture, 11 Dec. 2021 Those with shorter hair might find that the hair at the back has come loose, so take a bobby pin or a larger clip, twist, and secure. Jacqueline Kilikita, refinery29.com, 6 May 2021 Which side of the bobby pin faces the scalp and which faces up? Marci Robin, Allure, 16 Mar. 2021 Use a bobby pin or pin curl clip to secure the hair in the roller if needed. Dori Price, Good Housekeeping, 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, 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, 18 Nov. 2020 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bobby pin.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bobby pin

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bobby pin

perhaps from bob entry 4

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best hair straighteners.

Learn More About bobby pin

Time Traveler for bobby pin

Time Traveler

The first known use of bobby pin was in 1925

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bobby pin

bobby calf

bobby pin

bobby sock

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bobby pin

Cite this Entry

“Bobby pin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobby%20pin. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for bobby pin

bobby pin

noun
bob·​by pin | \ ˈbä-bē- \

Kids Definition of bobby pin

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

More from Merriam-Webster on bobby pin

Nglish: Translation of bobby pin for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!