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anklet

[ ang-klit ]
/ ˈæŋ klɪt /
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noun

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

RELATED WORDS

gold, glass, ornament, treasure, bracelet, jewel, trinket, brooch, costume, necklace, knickknack, tiara, silver, gem, earring, pendant, pin, crown, ring, frippery

Nearby words

ankle joint, ankle reflex, ankle sock, ankle-deep, anklebone, anklet, anklung, ankus, ankylo-, ankyloblepharon, ankyloglossia

Origin of anklet

First recorded in 1810–20; ankle + -let
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British Dictionary definitions for anklet

anklet

/ (ˈæŋklɪt) /

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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