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Definition of stickpin

: an ornamental pin especially for a necktie

Examples of stickpin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "What to watch in theaters and stream at home this weekend," 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, "To save wildlife, African governments turn to private management," 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, "A Prohibition story of money, madness and murder," 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,, "Orlandoans dove into July 4 fun at Joyland," 1 July 2018 On Luis Crespo, Brooks Brothers Red Fleece tie; Dreicer & Co. vintage 1890 stickpin. Oprah Winfrey And Quiara Alegria Hudes, Town & Country, "How Lin-Manuel Miranda and His Family Made Giving Back Their Tradition," 9 May 2018 Jim Beam presented my grandfather with a diamond studded stickpin. Tony Sachs, Esquire, "Kentucky Bourbon Is a Family Business. A New Generation Is Ready to Take Over.," 14 Mar. 2018 Those stickpins were not only clustered along the eastern corridor; they were scattered as far north as Minnesota, as far South as Texas, and as far West as California. Jacey Fortin, New York Times, "12 Are Accused of Selling Stolen Electronics on eBay," 15 Mar. 2017 It was made of three diamonds from a stickpin given to her from her favorite aunt and one from a pendant given to her by her late husband on her 40th birthday. Jamie Gwaltney, charlotteobserver, "She lost a necklace she’s loved for 25 years. Then it found its way back to her.," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of stickpin

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Stickpin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stickpin

US : a decorative pin that is worn on a jacket or used to hold the ends of a necktie in place

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