twist tie


: a tie used for closing or securing something (such as a plastic bag) by twisting the ends together

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Slide a length of wire or twist tie through the hook on the clip and around the lights. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 14 Oct. 2022 Both of these figures are visible on the twist tie on the bag. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 16 Sep. 2021 Wearing rubber gloves, wrap an egg with a coffee filter and use a twist tie to secure the filter. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 11 Mar. 2021 Tightly close the bag just above the coins with a twist tie, then cut the top of the bag in strips to create tassels. National Geographic, 23 July 2020 This twist ties up multiple strings from Dead to Me. Ariana Romero,, 12 May 2020 Volunteers slung bales of hay onto a table, where they were swiftly stuffed inside blue plastic bags, twirled and shut with twist ties before being dragged off to waiting pallets. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Feb. 2020 This nautical bauble looks store-bought, but it's easily assembled at home with just two twist ties and some cotton rope. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, 14 Aug. 2014 Gather up edges of the cheesecloth and tie with kitchen twine or a twist tie. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, 31 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of twist tie was in 1975

Cite this Entry

“Twist tie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

twist tie

: a tie used for closing or securing (as a plastic bag) by twisting the ends together
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