Definition of bobby pin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bobby pin

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noun
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(North American English)(British English hairgrip, grip, kirby grip) Hair products and accessories
 
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a small thin piece of metal or plastic folded in the middle, used by women for holding their hair in place compare hairpin See related entries: Hair products and accessories Word Origin 1930s: from bob ‘the hairstyle’ (because bobby pins were originally used with bobbed hair) + -y.
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