bobby pin


Definition of bobby pin

: a flat wire hairpin with prongs that press close together

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Criss-cross two bobby pins in the back to hold the headband in place. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "How to Wear a Headband (and Still Look Like an Adult)," 4 June 2019 Kristen Stewart knows a thing or two about playful hair statements, frequently adding a set of experimental bobby pins or cool-girl knit caps onto her ever-evolving platinum pixie. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Kristen Stewart Has the Sportiest Solution to Second-Day Hair," 21 May 2019 Use a second ponytail holder and tie the ends of the hair around the pony, and use bobby pins to pull the hair forward and anchor down any loose pieces. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The "Lazy Bun" Is Trending on Pinterest," 13 Aug. 2018 Then add gemstone clips or use a bobby pin to attach your favorite broach. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "42 Amazing New Ways to Wear Braids," 1 Feb. 2018 For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head. Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 19 Dec. 2018 The first bobby pin is essentially going to be a replacement for the key—a way to turn the cylinder. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How to Open a Locked Door Without the Key," 28 Nov. 2018 Hold the top section, pull it across the back of your head and secure it with a bobby pin. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "17 Genius Curly Hair Tips and Tricks," 1 Dec. 2017 Throw a pocket-size hairspray, bobby pins, and a fine-tooth comb into a pouch for your maid of honor, bridesmaid, or sister to have on hand. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Avoid the 10 Biggest Hair Mistakes Brides Make," 13 Dec. 2018

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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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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

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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