tie·​pin ˈtī-ˌpin How to pronounce tiepin (audio)
: an ornamental straight pin that has usually a sheath for the point and is used to hold the ends of a necktie in place

Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tiepin was in 1780

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“Tiepin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiepin. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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