orange stick

or·ange stick
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-inj, or- stik]
    • /ˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr- stɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-inj, or- stik]
    • /ˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr- stɪk/

Definitions of orange stick words

  • noun orange stick a slender, rounded stick, originally of orangewood, having tapered ends and used in manicuring, especially to push back the cuticles or clean the fingernails. 1
  • noun orange stick a small stick used to clean the fingernails and cuticles, having one pointed and one rounded end 0
  • noun orange stick a pointed stick, orig. of orangewood, used in manicuring 0

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Origin of orange stick

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15

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Parts of speech for Orange stick


orange stick popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

orange stick usage trend in Literature

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