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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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Pop a scrunchie over your bun, or keep flyaways in place with a few statement clips or bobby pins. The options are endless, so go ahead and get creative.
The train case has the added feature of one large zip pocket can store loose items, such as hair ties or bobby pins, to make sure everything is sorted, especially when in transit.
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Bobby pins. Women have worn bobby pins in their hair since time immemorial.
To prevent irritation, avoid cleaning your ears with objects such as: cotton balls, cotton swabs, paper clips and bobby pins. Other ways to avoid irritation in your ears include: use of antiallergic jewelry, which can prevent allergic reactions that lead to itching.
"People put everything in their ears: Q-tips, bobby pins, pencils, fingernails," Schwartz said.
Or pin through the tab and into your hair using hairpins or bobby pins.
Necessity being the mother of channeling Houdini, I tried several improvised tools before settling on one of my mother's bobby pins. I bent the end a bit, probed the lock, and eventually got it to release.
I was raised by my mother who is so creative she fixed my straight black hair in a ponytail with multicolored bobby pins blue, orange, yellow as embellishments.
You can also pin up your hair with some vibrant and colourful bobby pins and funky hairclips.
After tying a regular ponytail, turn the ponytail to bring it in front of your face and secure from beneath with a few sprayed bobby pins at a height from where you'd like your ponytail to fall.