hair·​brush | \ˈher-ˌbrəsh \

Definition of hairbrush 

: a brush for the hair

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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 The packages included items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, hairbrushes and feminine pads. Corlyn Voorhees,, "Gresham-area students win funds for food pantry, computers in community service competition," 5 June 2018 The Facebook post included a photo of a pack of Sharpie highlighters and a Goody hairbrush. Kristin Corpuz, Teen Vogue, "Fenty Beauty Responds to Husband Gifting Sharpie Highlighters Instead of Killawatt," 23 May 2018 Donations will be accepted for the Home of the Innocents (soap, body lotion, toothpaste and hairbrushes). 2. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Looking for something to do? Check out these events in Louisville starting Thursday," 31 Oct. 2017 Pop star Madonna has lost her battle to prevent an auction of her personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur, a pair of worn panties and a hairbrush containing her hair. Fox News, "Madonna loses fight to prevent Tupac love letter from being auctioned off," 25 Apr. 2018 Abigail Thomas acknowledged striking the boy with a hairbrush and slapping his face. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Missouri couple who regularly gave son 'whoopings' charged with child abuse | The Kansas City Star," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hairbrush

1599, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hairbrush

: a brush for the hair

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