barrette

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

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barrette ‎(plural barrettes)

  1. A clasp or clip for gathering and holding the hair.


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barrette ‎(third-person singular simple present barrettes, present participle barretting, simple past and past participle barretted)

  1. (of hair) To put into a barrette.
    • 2004, Glen Duncan, Death of an Ordinary Man[1], ISBN 0802170048:
      The standing woman is overweight, with scraped-back and barretted bleach- blond hair and a jowly face of detonated capillaries.
    • 2007, Rachel Kadish, Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story[2], ISBN 0547527306, page 219:
      With her barretted white hair, blue eyes, and deep green sweater, Victoria is as perfectly put together as ever.
    • 2010, Linda Lonsdorf, Family Threat[3], ISBN 1456800698, page 267:
      She pulled her long hair up and barretted it so that her long exotic earrings put the finishing touch to her exquisite appearance.


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French[edit]

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From barre +‎ -ette.

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barrette f ‎(plural barrettes)

  1. small bar
  2. barrette (US), (hair) slide (UK)
  3. brooch
  4. bar (of medal)
  5. (religion) biretta
  6. (colloquial) bar/slab of hash

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barrette f

  1. plural of barretta

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