hair·​brush | \ ˈher-ˌbrəsh How to pronounce hairbrush (audio) \

Definition of hairbrush

: a brush for the hair

Examples of hairbrush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, Mendonça says, are more likely spread through actions like sharing a hairbrush. Keira Wingate, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2021 Detangling can turn into a nightmare if the right hairbrush isn't involved. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 9 Sep. 2021 Feeling kind of depressed and achy is normal, and anything above or below that threshold can’t be cured with an ointment, an oil, or an electric hairbrush. Tom Papa, The New Yorker, 24 July 2021 The unique shape — which may take a minute to adjust to — is ideal for anyone who finds the process of brushing hair difficult or gripping a traditional hairbrush painful. Melissa Epifano,, 30 June 2021 In the video, the reality star dances around in a tan Blink-182 hoodie while lipsyncing into a hairbrush, just like so many of us started doing back in 1999. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 5 June 2021 For some reason, someone put a hairbrush and scrunchies in the fridge. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 1 June 2021 Before her audition, most of Bishop's singing experience came from belting into her hairbrush at home. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 17 May 2021 In 2019, divers conducted their first systematic excavation of the Erebus, recovering more than 350 artifacts, including dishes, items of clothing and a hairbrush. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of hairbrush

1599, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2021

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“Hairbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hairbrush

: a brush for the hair

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