barrette

barrette

[buh-ret]
noun
a clasp for holding a woman's or girl's hair in place.

Origin:
1900–05; < French; see bar1, -ette

barrette, beret.
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barrette (bəˈrɛt)
 
n
a clasp or pin for holding women's hair in place
 
[C20: from French: a little bar, from barrebar1]

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barrette
"bar clip for women's hair," 1901, from Fr., dim. of barre "bar" (see bar (1)).
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