anklet

[ang-klit]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. ankle joint,
  2. ankle reflex,
  3. ankle sock,
  4. ankle-deep,
  5. anklebone,
  6. anklung,
  7. ankus,
  8. ankylo-,
  9. ankyloblepharon,
  10. ankyloglossia

Origin of anklet

First recorded in 1810–20; ankle + -let

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British Dictionary definitions for anklet

anklet

noun

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

anklet

n.

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

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