scrunch·ie | \ˈskrən-chē, ˈskru̇n-\
variants: or scrunchy
plural scrunchies

Definition of scrunchie 

: a fabric-covered elastic used for holding back hair (as in a ponytail)

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The hair color chameleon and scrunchie advocate stopped Instagram scrollers everywhere today with a new look that traded her current dye job for a neoprene blue furthered by a set of lash-grazing bangs. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin Reveals a New Shocking Neon Hair Color on Instagram," 7 June 2018 And of course, his next most serious ex-girlfriend, scrunchie enthusiast Cressida Bonas, was also there. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Prince Harry’s Ex-Girlfriends Attend His Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 With modern touches, the return of the scrunchie has the potential for some major cool factor., "The Unexpected '90s Trend That Celebs Are Loving," 20 June 2018 Fortunately, the resurgence of the simple scrunchie offers a quick and infinitely easy means of escapist insouciance. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Has the Perfect Summer Vacation Hair Accessory," 20 June 2018 The singer added a little holiday flare by topping off her outfit with a bright red jacket and patriotic scrunchies in her hair, which was tied back into two high buns. Stephanie Petit,, "Selena Gomez Hangs with 'Brudder' David Henrie During 'Family' Trip to Disneyland," 5 July 2018 One of them is Zainab, who wears her hair up in a pink scrunchie and has just pinched one of her classmates again. Catherine Porter, New York Times, "1 Neighborhood. 24 Kindergarten Classes. 40 Languages. (Some Miming Helps.)," 29 June 2018 One photo, taken on June 30, 1998, shows Kenny G playing the saxophone for two girls decked out in scrunchies and tie-dye; in the background, a man cups the cheeks of a woman grinning from ear to ear. Elena Weissmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 1998 featured scrunchies, tie-dye and Widespread Panic," 28 June 2018 And, bizarrely, Shannen Doherty, hair adorned with the red scrunchie her character Heather Duke donned in the movie, firing a gun., "Paramount TV Drops The Heathers Reboot In Light Of National Conversation About Gun Violence," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of scrunchie

1989, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scrunchie

: a piece of elastic in the shape of a circle that is covered with fabric and used to hold hair back in a ponytail, bun, etc.

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