love beads

plural noun

: beads worn as a symbol of love and peace

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pier 1 traces to a single store in 1962 that sold beanbag chairs and love beads to hippies in San Mateo, California. CBS News, 21 May 2020 From healing gems to styles that look like the ‘love beads’ of the ‘70s, beads are back and more popular than ever in different sizes, shapes colors and cuts. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Pier 1 graduated from its original beanbag and papasan chairs, love beads and incense — its peace and love days — to offering unique home furnishings and decorative accessories under its own private label. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 19 May 2020 Pier 1 was founded in 1962 in San Mateo, and made its name selling incense, beanbag chairs and love beads. Dee-ann Durbin,, 19 Feb. 2020 The outlet in San Mateo sold beanbag chairs, love beads and incense, according to a company history. Katherine Doherty And Catherine Larkin / Bloomberg, Time, 17 Feb. 2020 Get your tie dye ready, put on those love beads, and join us on Sunday to celebrate 1969 and the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Carroll County Arts Council! Judy Morley,, 24 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of love beads was in 1968

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“Love beads.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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