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Meaning of "bobby pin" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BOBBY PIN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOBBY PIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bobby pin is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BOBBY PIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bobby pin

Bobby pin

A bobbing pin is a type of hairpin, usually of metal or plastic, used in coiffure to hold hair in place. It is a small double-pronged hair pin or clip that slides into hair with the prongs open and then the flexible prongs close over the hair to hold it in place. They are typically plain and unobtrusively colored, but some are elaborately decorated or jeweled. Bobbing pins became popular in the 1920s to hold the new bobbed hairstyles.

Definition of bobby pin in the English dictionary

The definition of bobby pin in the dictionary is a metal hairpin bent in order to hold the hair in place Brit terms: hairgrip, kirby grip.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOBBY PIN

bobberies
bobbery
bobbery pack
bobbies
bobbin
bobbin lace
bobbinet
bobbing
bobbins
bobbish
bobbitt
bobble
bobble hat
bobblehead
bobbly
bobby
bobby calf
bobby socks
bobby-dazzler
bobbysoxer

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOBBY PIN

belaying pin
cotter pin
dowel pin
drawing pin
end pin
firing pin
fraternity pin
gudgeon pin
panel pin
piston pin
rolling pin
safety pin
scatter pin
shear pin
split pin
stick pin
swivel pin
taper pin
wrest pin
wrist pin

Synonyms and antonyms of bobby pin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bobby pin» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOBBY PIN

Find out the translation of bobby pin to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bobby pin from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bobby pin» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

发夹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

horquilla
570 millions of speakers

English

bobby pin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बॉबी पिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بوبي دبوس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заколка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

grampo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চুলের কাঁটা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épingle à cheveux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pin bobby
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Haarklemme
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヘアピン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바비 핀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bobby pin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bobby pin
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாபி முள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॉबी पिन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bobby pin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

forcina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bobby pin
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шпилька
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bobby pin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

pin bobby
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Bobby pen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bobby stift
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Bobby pin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bobby pin

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOBBY PIN»

The term «bobby pin» is regularly used and occupies the 94.057 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOBBY PIN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bobby pin

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOBBY PIN»

Discover the use of bobby pin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bobby pin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Chic & Easy Beading
Wrap one of the seed-bead loops evenly around your hand three times. Separate the legs of a bobby pin slightly. Slip the throe loops of seed beads over one leg of the bobby pin, catching them ...
Alice Korach, 2004
2
Flashbacks to Youth
That left only the nickel and bobby pin. Larry had another good suggestion. "They are still canoeing today by the lake. Many of the girls and counselors from their camp are there this afternoon. Why don't we go there to get a bobby pin?
Robert Bongardt, 2005
3
Braiding: Easy Styles for Everyone
Ponytail. #2. You will need 1 bobby pin and 1 rubberband (preferably fabric covered). 1 . Attach bobby pin to rubberband as shown. 2. Put your left hand where you want the ponytail to be placed and brush hait into it. Hook the rubberband over ...
Diane Carol Bailey, Jamie Rines Jones, 2001
4
Totally Beads
bead sizes, 7 beaded bobby pin, 68 bracelets and anklets, 39-57 braided headband, 60 bugle bead stripes barrette, 63 bugle beads, 7, 8 chain of flowers bracelet, 44 circles necklace, 20 clasps, 9 coiled snake bracelet, 43 crossing strands ...
Sonal Bhatt, 2002
5
Fountain:
She took one end of the bobby pin and removed the small plastic cap at the top of the bobby pin. Then she inserted the bobby pin into the keyhole of the cuffs, sticking it through about halfway. Then she pushed hard and bent the edge of the  ...
John Medler, 2014
6
Bobby-pin teeth
After watching one of his patients open a bobby pin with her tooth, he placed the pin under a microscope. Examination showed saw-tooth edges capable of scratching the tooth enamel. With this evidence Dr. Cogswell, his father and two ...
7
Blueseed Prodigy
He always carried a bobby pin concealed somewhere in his clothing. The police hadn't found it when they had searched him. He reached down and slowly inched it up from its hiding place in his left sock. He concealed it between his fingers ...
Frederick Ford, 2013
8
Chic & Easy Beading
accessory. materials comb • 1 8-20 assorted charms, crystals, and gemstones • metal hair comb • 24-gauge wire bobby pin • 8-1 0 assorted charms, crystals, and gemstones • 6-1 2 seed beads, size 11" • bobby pin • 28-gauge wire Tools: ...
Julia Gerlach, Cheryl Phelan, Lesley Weiss, 2006
9
The Dwarf
Laborer 3: “Yes, the sharp end of a bobby pin. The respected head of the Production Department will know what I'm talking about.” Employer 4: “What's this all about? Speak up, Yo ̆ng-i.” Laborer 1: “Under the circumstances I have no ...
Cho Se-Hui, 2006
10
SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving Any ...
If, however, you don't have a spare key, there are two other methods for removing handcuffs. r The bobby-pin method: Remove the plastic from the tip of a standard bobby pin, place the pin an eighth of an inch deep into the handcuff keyhole, ...
Cade Courtley, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOBBY PIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bobby pin is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fun and Flirty for Summer! Try the Waterfall Braid Remix with Help …
Fold the ends of each braid under and secure with a bobby pin near the temples. The second braid should sit just under the waterfall detail. «Extra, Jul 15»
2
Proof girls say a lot of sh*t about their hair
We've lost count of the times we've run out of hair ties and bobby pins. Like seriously, we could probably build the Titanic out of a bobby pin ... «Cosmopolitan, Jul 15»
3
We all know having your hair down in Summer gets really annoying.
Step 4: place bobby pin to secure the hair. Step 5: pull pieces of the bun down to create desired shape. Step 6: secure with pins. Share article. «Lancashire Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
An Ariana Grande Hair Tutorial For Getting Her Signature Style …
... hairspray for hold. Once you've successfully covered your hair around the elastic, simply stick a bobby pin through your ponytail to secure your style in place. «Bustle, Jul 15»
5
Robin Williams Murder Bombshell
“But the report also noted that the door had a push-button lock that anyone could have opened with a bobby pin!” said Dan. “So, anyone who ... «The National Enquirer, Jul 15»
6
Quick hairstyle ideas for mom-on-the-go
Separate your teased hair into two sections and wrap the hair in opposite directions and secure your hair with a bobby pin about an inch from ... «New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV, Jun 15»
7
New York's Modular Micro Unit Building Is Fully Stacked
I would have to agree. You'd have to have the intellect of something between a bobby pin and a Cane Toad to pay "market" for these units. #6. «Curbed NY, Jun 15»
8
Urban Outfitters' high prices skewered in viral Twitter campaign
Another calls a bobby pin a "gold imported boho glam limited edition hair clip" and labels it $25. It all started when customers noticed the ... «New York Daily News, Jun 15»
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#ManiMonday: Easy Nail Art To Celebrate All Things Pride
... is a relatively steady hand, some aluminum foil to put the polish on and a dotting tool or two (you can even use a toothpick or a bobby pin). «Huffington Post Canada, Jun 15»
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The Best Wedding-Day Hairstyles for Your Face Shape
Then, pull the left section of your hair to the back of your head, wrap it over the elastic, and secure your hair with a bobby pin on the right side. «Yahoo News, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bobby pin [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bobby-pin>. Nov 2019 ».
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