Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small clasp for holding the hair in place.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The crossbar in the hilt of old rapiers over which the forefinger was placed.

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  • noun A clasp or clip for gathering and holding the hair.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a pin for holding women's hair in place

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, diminutive of barre, bar, from Old French; see bar.]

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From French barrette, from barre ("bar") +‎ -ette, literally “small bar”.

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