Definitions

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

  • noun An elasticized fabric ring used chiefly by women and girls to gather or fasten the hair.

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  • noun A small elasticated ring of fabric placed around long hair to hold it in place behind the head.

Etymologies

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

[After the company that made such rings.]

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scrunch + -ie, as a scrunchie “scrunches” closed

Examples

  • Rapinoe called the scrunchie "both shockingly aweful and wonderfully tremendous" at the same time, she knew she had a potential trend-setting in DiMartino.

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  • Once, Alice's grandfather, Da, had given her a five-dollar bill when she told him she didn't have the kind of scrunchie that all the other girls had.

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  • So the public simply adapted the name as "scrunchie," and it stuck.

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  • Now, you're probably still wondering where the term "scrunchie" came from.

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  • So the public simply adapted the name as "scrunchie," and it stuck.

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  • So the public simply adapted the name as "scrunchie," and it stuck.

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  • Now, you're probably still wondering where the term "scrunchie" came from.

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  • Now, you're probably still wondering where the term "scrunchie" came from.

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  • The scrunchie was the perfect thing to wear, "and" She can put her hair up with anything she wants. "

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  • The scrunchie was the perfect thing to wear, "and" She can put her hair up with anything she wants. "

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