Barrette Definition

bə-rĕt
barrettes
noun
A small clasp for holding the hair in place.
American Heritage
A small bar or clasp for holding a girl's or woman's hair in place.
Webster's New World

A clasp or clip for gathering and holding the hair.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Barrette

Noun

Singular:
barrette
Plural:
barrettes

Origin of Barrette

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

    From Wiktionary

  • French diminutive of barre bar from Old French bar1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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