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)

Examples of scrunchie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The article praised Biden’s decision to wear a scrunchie while taking a shot at Trump, a former supermodel, for wearing an expensive designer jacket years ago. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "Media gush over Jill Biden's scrunchie after four years of harsh Melania Trump coverage," 19 Feb. 2021 This scrunchie-watch band crossover is my favorite on this list. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "15 bestselling bands to buy for your Apple Watch," 26 Dec. 2020 One of the standouts is the Kit 1-Wash that includes a clarifying cleanser, hydrating hair mask, revitalizing hair oil, and a satin scrunchie. Chelsea Hall, Marie Claire, "30 Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop Now and Always," 10 Dec. 2020 Hadid kept her accessories to a minimum for the casual photo op and wore only a few layered gold necklaces and a satin scrunchie in her hair. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Zayn Malik Cozies Up to Gigi Hadid's Baby Bump in an Intimate Throwback Pic," 1 Dec. 2020 Newton, too, is winningly game as the girl whose sweet blond exterior now masks a man who wields a butcher knife or a bandsaw as casually as a scrunchie. Leah Greenblatt,, "Vince Vaughn gets Freaky in goofball body-swap thriller: Review," 10 Nov. 2020 For her third singles match, the 38-year-old athlete wore a cherry red tennis dress by Nike, along with matching red sweatbands around her wrists, and our personal favorite part: a scarlet scrunchie in her hair. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Serena Williams Matched Her Hair Scrunchie to Her Tennis Outfit at the U.S. Open," 6 Sep. 2020 During her second singles match against Margarita Gasparya on Thursday, September 3, Williams wore a gray Nike dress with a matching gray scrunchie. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Serena Williams Matched Her Hair Scrunchie to Her Tennis Outfit at the U.S. Open," 6 Sep. 2020 Still rocking a scrunchie or hair accessory (since the 90s) and huge smiles on our faces. Ally Mauch,, "Princess Eugenie Shares Pre-Wedding Selfie from Sister Princess Beatrice's Nuptials in Birthday Tribute," 8 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of scrunchie

1989, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2021

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“Scrunchie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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