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90s Slang You Should Know

wrist watch

or wristwatch

a watch attached to a strap or band worn about the wrist.
Origin of wrist watch
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She blinked and then she looked at her wrist watch and then she looked at the marble.

  • When she woke she was startled to see by her wrist watch that it was after eleven.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • "Well, our time is 'most up," remarked Tom, as he looked at the radium-dial of a wrist watch his father had given him.

    Rick and Ruddy Howard R. Garis
  • He lost all count of time; his wrist watch was smashed on his wrist.

    Uncanny Tales Various
  • He looked at his wrist watch, the only remaining insignia of the British soldier.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • Mr Pollard glanced at his wrist watch as he got into the cab.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • And there was another list which included a wrist watch and a writing set.

    Red-Robin Jane Abbott
  • Not being able to get a look at her wrist watch, Verbeena then lost all sense of time.

    The Shriek Charles Somerville
  • Her extreme fondness for the wrist watch Ronny had given her was well known to her chums.

  • She glanced at her wrist watch and saw that it was twelve-fifteen.

    The Deserted Yacht Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt

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