Barrette



a clasp for holding a woman’s or girl’s hair in place.
Contemporary Examples

He had on tan pants and a white T-shirt, had a goatee, and his overgrown hair was held back to one side with a barrette.
The Stacks: The Day ‘The Big Lebowski’ Came to Life Alex Belth July 25, 2014

Historical Examples

The King was so indignant that he was very near refusing him the barrette.
The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete Madame du Hausset, an “Unknown English Girl” and the Princess Lamballe

noun
a clasp or pin for holding women’s hair in place
n.

“bar clip for women’s hair,” 1901, from French barrette, diminutive of barre “bar” (see bar (n.1)).

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