A typically bar-shaped clip or ornament for the hair; a hairslide.
More example sentences
- ‘Uh, earth to Jem,’ she says, removing the barrette and clipping her hair in place.
- She had taken a rhinestone studded barrette to clip one side of her hair away from her face.
- She threw her hair up in barrette and walked on down stairs.
early 20th century: from French, diminutive of barre 'bar'.
Definition of barrette in:
- The US English dictionary