Barrette meaning

bə-rĕt
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A small clasp for holding the hair in place.
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A small bar or clasp for holding a girl's or woman's hair in place.
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A clasp or clip for gathering and holding the hair.
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Origin of barrette

  • French diminutive of barre bar from Old French bar1

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

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

    From Wiktionary