scrunch·​ie | \ ˈskrən-chē How to pronounce scrunchie (audio) , 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 model's game day style includes a puffer jacket, a high ponytail in a scrunchie, hoop earrings, jeweled choker, and a black tee. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Behati Prinsloo Is Having the Best Time at the Super Bowl," 4 Feb. 2019 The character, portrayed by Lana Condor in the Netflix film, has inspired countless Halloween costumes this year, and plenty of fans have discovered ways to emulate her chic outfits, right on down to that iconic scrunchie. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Lana Condor on Auditioning for "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" With Noah Centineo," 18 Nov. 2018 An oversize onyx hair scrunchie—this season's winking version of a romantic velvet ribbon that holds up that much better late night on the dance floor. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Behati Prinsloo's Date Night Updo Doubles as Your New Holiday Hair Move," 26 Nov. 2018 Whether rocking purple eye shadow or the colorful scrunchies of the fictional Lara Jean Covey, Lana Condor has certainly become a major source of beauty and fashion inspo. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "How to Re-create Lana Condor's Glitter Eye Shadow With the Huda Beauty New Nude Palette," 5 Dec. 2018 Don't worry, grab a scrunchie and some popcorn and watch the movie once more! Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "The ~Ultimate~ "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Trivia Quiz," 27 Aug. 2018 Leave it to Gen Z to make scrunchies happen — yes, again. Devon Abelman, Allure, "YouTube Star Emma Chamberlain's Velvet Grandma Scrunchie Sold Out in Just 29 Minutes," 7 Aug. 2018 Aside from the silk suit and gold chains that tie the whole ensemble together, Appleton bumps up the braid even more by sitting it all the way atop Lopez's head and fastening it in place with a black scrunchie. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Her "Bronx Barbie" Look and Baby Hair on Instagram," 8 Oct. 2018 Stick to some of the classic high-school pieces (a corduroy A-line mini skirt, high-top sneakers) and pepper in some more obvious references to the movie: an envelope representing the letters, a scrunchie... Ana Colón, Glamour, "7 Easy Halloween Costumes That Are Very 2018," 4 Oct. 2018

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1989, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scrunchie

US : 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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