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barrette

[buh-ret] /bəˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a clasp for holding a woman's or girl's hair in place.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < French; see bar1, -ette
Can be confused
barrette, beret.
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British Dictionary definitions for barrette

barrette

/bəˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a clasp or pin for holding women's hair in place
Word Origin
C20: from French: a little bar, from barrebar1
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Word Origin and History for barrette
n.

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

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