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Definition of "stickpin" [stickpin]

  • A decorative pin worn on a necktie. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stickpin" in a sentence
  • "In 1926, now in her 60s and egged on by her friends, this alter ego ventured out into high society as Spanish gentleman Don Carlos Balmori, complete with "overcoat, slouch felt hat, a false-diamond stickpin and a false black mustache.""
  • "He was attired in perfectly-tailored evening-dress, and the cut of the suit suggested that the large diamond stickpin in his cravat was the genuine article and not paste."
  • "The thick red-gold hair had been brushed to a smooth gleam that swept the collar of a fine lawn shirt with tucked front, belled sleeves, and lace-trimmed wrist frills that matched the cascade of the starched jabot at the throat, decorated with a ruby stickpin."