pin·​ner ˈpi-nər How to pronounce pinner (audio)
: a woman's cap with long lappets worn in the 17th and 18th centuries
: one that pins

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When a pinner enters a related search term, the site will surface a prompt for these exercises. Wired, 14 Nov. 2019 So what, specifically are pinners going crazy for this year? Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 11 Oct. 2019 Pinterest blacklisted those queries several years ago and instead surfaces a message encouraging pinners to get help. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, 22 July 2019 And beyond seeking ways on how to maintain order in their home, pinners have expressed interest in carving out areas for relaxation. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, 30 Aug. 2018 This year, pinners are particularly excited to celebrate with metallic eyeshadow, berry lipstick, shimmering nails, and golden hairpins. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, 6 Nov. 2018 The global report gathers up all the data on what pinners are pinning, and according to their statistics, purple eyeshadow is officially popular. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, 21 Aug. 2018 The beauty content is there, and the skin-tone ranges feature allows it to be easily surfaced when a pinner wants it. Marci Robin, Allure, 27 Apr. 2018 These will show up in reverse-chronological order, with a separate feature to discover related boards and pinners, or unfollow ones that are no longer relevant. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, 29 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pinner was in 1575

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Cite this Entry

“Pinner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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