bobby pin


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bobby pin

n.
A small metal hair clip with the ends pressed tightly together.

[From bob.]

bobby pin

n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) US and Canadian and Austral and NZ a metal hairpin bent in order to hold the hair in place. Brit terms: hairgrip or kirby grip

bob′by pin`


n.
a flat, springlike metal hairpin having the prongs held close together by tension.
[1935–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobby pin - a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place; "in Britain they call a bobby pin a grip"
hairpin - a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place
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