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barrette (n.)

"bar clip for women's hair," 1901, from French barrette, diminutive of barre "bar" (see bar (n.1)).

updated on December 09, 2012

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Definitions of barrette from WordNet

barrette (n.)
a pin for holding women's hair in place;
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