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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And not just any scrunchie but a custom pink-velvet Fendi affair to match his pink-velvet tuxedo. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Do Real Men Wear Scrunchies?," 8 Apr. 2019 Sadly, his scrunchie did not make an appearance on his Instagram. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jason Momoa Wore His Pink Oscars Scrunchie to the Game of Thrones Premiere and We Almost Missed It," 5 Apr. 2019 Can someone just please make sure that none of Peter's exes get their hands on Lara Jean's scrunchies this time?! Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Lana Condor Said Lara Jean Is Getting a "Major New Love Interest" in the "To All the Boys" Sequel," 8 Jan. 2019 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

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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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