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stickpin Syllabification: stick·pin
Pronunciation: /ˈstikˌpin/

Definition of stickpin in English:


North American
A straight pin with an ornamental head, worn to keep a tie in place or as a brooch.
Example sentences
  • ‘It's about the quiet, everyday minutes,’ says the 26-year-old jewelry artist of her handcrafted brooches, stickpins and rings.
  • The symbolic and concrete evidence of these new patterns of consumption were the diamond-studded stickpins, gold pocketwatches, and hard cash pedestrians conspicuously paraded while traversing the streets.
  • Morrison painstakingly describes the privilege of those with diamond stickpins, fine cigars and monogrammed silver, pointedly contrasting it with a world in which a child's bedroom is a luxury.
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