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[hair-bruhsh] /ˈhɛərˌbrʌʃ/
a brush for smoothing and styling the hair.
Origin of hairbrush
1590-1600; hair + brush1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hairbrush
  • She also gave me a tiny hairbrush, comb and mirror for my own dollhouse.
  • She's holding a hairbrush to the side of her head, her oval face screwed up in concentration.
  • One comb and/or hairbrush, non-metallic, no pointed ends or detachable parts.
  • Larval mortality was established by prodding insects with a camel hairbrush or soft forceps and observing movement.
  • Indigenous people once used this section of tail as a hairbrush.
  • They found a hairbrush but found no such item as a radio, which is a prohibited item at the school.
  • Aphids were counted by dropping them on white paper using a camel hairbrush.
British Dictionary definitions for hairbrush


a brush for grooming the hair
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Word Origin and History for hairbrush

1590s, from hair + brush (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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