follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

hairbrush

[hair-bruhsh] /ˈhɛərˌbrʌʃ/
noun
1.
a brush for smoothing and styling the hair.
Origin of hairbrush
1590-1600
1590-1600; hair + brush1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hairbrush
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "Yes, I'll wear 'em," he answered, snatching at his hairbrush and beginning to brush his damp hair.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • A touch of the hairbrush was necessary, and for his hands the file of the nail-scissors.

    Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
  • He put down the hairbrush and inspected the razors on their shelf.

    The Happy End Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Cold water and my hairbrush soon made me fit to be seen again.

    The Legacy of Cain Wilkie Collins
  • Henrietta laid her hairbrush down deliberately and started leisurely toward the door.

    Girls of Highland Hall Carolyn Watson Rankin
  • The hairbrush and Hales bombs were also studied in addition to the Bethune.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
  • In my little bundle I carried a small mirror, a hairbrush, a piece of soap, a couple of white collars and a towel.

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
  • Madame Patoff remained standing, the hairbrush still in her hand.

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for hairbrush

hairbrush

/ˈhɛəˌbrʌʃ/
noun
1.
a brush for grooming the hair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for hairbrush
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hairbrush

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hairbrush

17
17
Scrabble Words With Friends