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A small brooch or badge worn on the chest, typically to fasten a garment.
pin, clasp, clip, fastening, badgeView synonyms
- ‘Cameo breastpins were a favorite with many, while nearly every girl had her ears pierced for earrings.’
- ‘Figures of them were sold in the form of photographs, watercolor studies, breastpins and carvings.’
- ‘A New York company used several car loads of Cannel yearly in making finger rings, breastpins and buttons.’
- ‘Against the strict rules of your order, you use an arc and compass breastpin.’
- ‘Fathia lost a breastpin of 36 diamonds and 25 sapphires.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.