stick·​pin ˈstik-ˌpin How to pronounce stickpin (audio)
: an ornamental pin especially for a necktie

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Following the awards, the youngsters were marched around the plaza in single file to be given booklets on proper bicycle riding and pins and stickpins by St. Onge and individual bricks of ice cream donated by the Sanitary Ice Cream company. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2023 The first, who wore a fedora and a crystal stickpin in his jacket, made his way inside and pulled out a .38 handgun. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 30 Jan. 2023 Soon, it's joined by other items—a stickpin, a lock, a AA battery, a thumbtack—as Hunter undertakes a daring and increasingly dangerous mission of self-reconstitution. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, 6 Mar. 2020 The daily briefing begins at 6 a.m. There’s a long desk with a pair of computer monitors and, on the wall, a large map decorated with stickpins. David Quammen, National Geographic, 12 Nov. 2019 As a further token of their host’s esteem, each male guest also received a gold watch and a diamond stickpin. Daniel Stashower, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2019 Men’s prizes included gold stickpins and a box of cigars, and for the winner of the men’s swimming race, Hoyle Pounds, a bathing suit. Joy Wallace Dickinson,, 1 July 2018 On Luis Crespo, Brooks Brothers Red Fleece tie; Dreicer & Co. vintage 1890 stickpin. Oprah Winfrey And Quiara Alegria Hudes, Town & Country, 9 May 2018 Jim Beam presented my grandfather with a diamond studded stickpin. Tony Sachs, Esquire, 14 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stickpin was in 1890

Cite this Entry

“Stickpin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


stick·​pin ˈstik-ˌpin How to pronounce stickpin (audio)
: an ornamental pin worn in a necktie
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