breastpin

Definitions

  • GOLD BREASTPINS FOUND AT POMPEII
    GOLD BREASTPINS FOUND AT POMPEII
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n breastpin a decorative pin worn by women
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Breastpin brĕst"pĭn` A pin worn on the breast for a fastening, or for ornament; a brooch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n breastpin A pin worn on the breast for a fastening or for ornament; a brooch; a scarf-pin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Breastpin an ornamental pin for the breast
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bréost; Ger. brust, Dut. borst.

Usage

In literature:

Run and put on your breastpin, and then come and tell us all about it.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I could go and buy their damned colleges, and let the kids wear them for breastpins if I wanted to.
"The Market-Place" by Harold Frederic
Madam Delia, however, wore a new breastpin and gave Gerty another.
"Oldport Days" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Most distinctly of all I see his breastpin, with a large bluish-white pearl in it.
"The Lady From The Sea" by Henrik Ibsen
In his very pale cravat was a breastpin with a magnificent cat's eye.
"The Malady of the Century" by Max Nordau
Run and put on your breastpin, and then come and tell us all about it.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Mark my words, you'll hear no more of that breastpin.
"The Green Satin Gown" by Laura E. Richards
They liked to look at it, shining like bracelets and breastpins.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Now Ruth shall have her breastpin nugget and gold necklace!
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
It was turned up on one side with a big breastpin.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
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