Definition of barrette noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bæˈret//
; NAmE NAmE//bæˈret//
(North American English) (British English hairslide, slide) Hair products and accessories
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a small decorative piece of metal or plastic used by women for holding their hair in place See related entries: Hair products and accessories Word Originearly 20th cent.: from French, diminutive of barre ‘bar’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: barrette

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