a sock that reaches just above the ankle.
an ornamental circlet worn around the ankle.

Origin of anklet

First recorded in 1810–20; ankle + -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for anklet



an ornamental chain worn around the ankle
the US word for ankle sock
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Word Origin and History for anklet

"ring for an ankle," 1810, from ankle, with diminutive suffix -let, after bracelet.

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