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

Definition of hairbrush

: a brush for the hair

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The rubber lid looks just like the caps common on round styling hairbrushes. Judi Dash,, "Gear that helps your health, cradles your neck and keeps you or your money safe," 10 June 2019 Another special aspect of this mascara is that it was designed to look like one of Drybar's signature yellow hairbrushes. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "IT Cosmetics and Drybar's New Mascara Is Like a Blowout for Your Lashes," 23 July 2019 Everybody was more than willing to pitch in, often by donating items such as shampoo and hairbrushes. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "These women are driving a truck of supplies to the U.S.-Mexico border to help migrant families ‘feel human again’," 29 July 2019 The neighboring sculptures in the room have a rich noirish feel (a woman's fingers peeking out from a curtain) and recall the dark symbolism common to fairy tales (a huge hairbrush with fingers as bristles, resting on a stack of bare mattresses). Leah Ollman,, "The hairbrush made of fingers and other scenes from the mind of Genesis Belanger," 8 June 2019 Tangle Teezer Senior Lifestyle Editor Lale Arikoglu's beloved Tangle Teezer hairbrush—her secret to breezy, low maintenance beach hair, is less than $8 for Prime Day. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Amazon Prime Day Beauty Deals for Frequent Travelers," 16 July 2019 Most who use this technique like either soft objects, like pillows, blankets, or sheets, or hard objects like a TV remote or hairbrush handle. Vanessa Marin, Allure, "Ask a Sex Therapist: How Does Hands-Free Masturbation Work?," 23 May 2019 The weapon held by the mentally ill man might turn out to be a hairbrush. The Economist, "Simulators teach police and their critics when to shoot," 11 July 2019 The scammer beauty routine seems to be grounded by the lack of a hairbrush and a semi-dazed look in the eyes, which is heightened on female scammers by a haphazard application of black eye makeup. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Why Is Scammer Style So Bad?," 22 Mar. 2019

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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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