hair·​brush | \ ˈher-ˌbrəsh \

Definition of hairbrush

: a brush for the hair

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Want to dance around the house in your underwear, while singing along to your favorite song using your hairbrush as a microphone? Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "30 Fun Things to Do By Yourself in Your Lifetime," 3 Jan. 2019 Now, without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite hairbrushes, each designed with a specific purpose in mind. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "10 Best Hairbrushes for Every Hair Type and Style," 7 Aug. 2018 For the next six months, my teenage self developed an obsessive hair-counting habit every time some collected in my hairbrush. Liv Boeree, Vox, "How an 18th-century priest gave us the tools to make better decisions," 30 Nov. 2018 On the way, they’re pulled over by a cop who shoots Khalil, mistaking his hairbrush for a gun. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Hate U Give is equal parts coming-of-age drama and Black Lives Matter primer. It’s terrific.," 9 Sep. 2018 At the vanity in the master bathroom sit Welsh’s hairbrush and perfume and powder puff. Paula Mclain, Town & Country, "The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase," 12 July 2018 His wife was gracious about the goof after unwrapping a set of four Sharpie highlighters and a Goody hairbrush. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Husband's epic anniversary gift fail has us rolling with laughter and you will be too," 6 June 2018 The new guest drops a hairbrush, piercing the room's stillness. Ellen Mccarthy, ajc, "Top bunk for $30 a day: Life inside one of Airbnb's modern boarding houses," 8 May 2018 Jacqueline explains her ex-husband’s new wife is an actual clone of hers, who was created with the DNA from her hairbrush., "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of hairbrush

1599, in the meaning defined above

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: a brush for the hair

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