a diminutive suffix attached to nouns (booklet; piglet; ringlet), and, by extraction from bracelet, a suffix denoting a band, piece of jewelry, or article of clothing worn on the part of the body specified by the noun (anklet; wristlet).
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Origin of -let
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suffix forming nouns
small or lesserbooklet; starlet
an article of attire or ornament worn on a specified part of the bodyanklet
Word Origin for -let
from Old French -elet, from Latin -āle, neuter of adj suffix -ālis or from Latin -ellus, diminutive suffix
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