Definition of hairgrip in English:



  • A small, thin, flexible piece of metal or plastic bent so that the ends are close together, used for fastening a person's hair in place.

    • ‘The dress had been delivered to her, along with gloves in cream silk, embroidered kidskin slippers, a silk and tortoiseshell fan, and a tortoiseshell hairgrip in the shape of a butterfly.’
    • ‘If Sam had swallowed the hairgrip, he could have choked.’
    • ‘When you have pushed all the hair in, secure with hairgrips along the seam formed by the join, starting at the bottom.’
    • ‘In short, he was making the most of his ferreting, like some old trout picking hairgrips in a supermarket.’
    • ‘Danny looks the least attractive of the bunch of boys, sitting backstage in powder and hairgrips.’