kirby grip


kirby grip
kirby grip 7 [kirby grip kirby grips] [ˈkɜːbi ɡrɪp] [ˈkɜːrbi ɡrɪp] noun (BrE)
= hairgrip
 
Word Origin:
1920s: named after Kirby, Beard & Co. Ltd, of Birmingham, England, the original manufacturers.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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