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.

    • ‘Of course, other accessories like a tie, stickpin, cigarette case and lighter should not be neglected.’
    • ‘She'll cover herself in balloons, then plunge a stickpin through each one.’
    • ‘‘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.’