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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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 Doubling down on the denim theme, Jenner cleverly tied her accessories into the outfit, punctuating the ensemble with a denim shoulder bag by Chanel and a coordinating scrunchie. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Supermodel-Worthy Skinny Jeans Are Less Than $50," 22 Aug. 2018 Books, my alarm clock, my BlackBerry, a little fish dish that holds knickknacks, a hair scrunchie. Cortney Pellettieri, Good Housekeeping, "This Mom's Life: Soledad O'Brien," 7 June 2011 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

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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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