hair·​brush ˈher-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce hairbrush (audio)
: a brush for the hair

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sterling holds a hairbrush and attempts to help as the mom of two fixes her daughter's hair. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 16 May 2023 The Utah Array, as it is known, resembles a tiny hairbrush with about 100 spikelike electrodes and is part of a system Blackrock hopes to bring to market this year. Daniel Gilbert, Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2023 Want to dance around the house in your underwear, while singing along to your favorite song using your hairbrush as a microphone? Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, 12 Sep. 2022 With its thick wand and wraparound bristles, the 13-inch-long One-Step resembles an oversized hairbrush. Elizabeth Michaelson Monaghan, SELF, 11 Oct. 2022 Maximize space To save even more space, look for compact items, such as the handle-less hairbrush on our list, or Dr. Bronner’s multi-use soap. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2023 To carry your fragrance with you always target exposed pulse points like your wrists or neck, and then also spritz your hairbrush with perfume and run it through your hair. Allure Editors, Allure, 30 Sep. 2021 But what if my hairbrush is wooden? Brigitt Earley, Women's Health, 25 Jan. 2023 In addition, the robe features wide and adjustable cuffs and spacious pockets that usually house my phone and a hairbrush. Clara Mcmahon, Peoplemag, 21 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hairbrush was in 1599

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“Hairbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


hair·​brush ˈha(ə)r-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce hairbrush (audio)
: a brush for the hair

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