engagement ring

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noun

a ring, often a diamond, given by a man to his fiancée at the time of their engagement as a token of their betrothal.

Nearby words

  1. engage,
  2. engaged,
  3. engaged tone,
  4. engagement,
  5. engagement calendar,
  6. engaging,
  7. engagé,
  8. engagée,
  9. engarland,
  10. engawa

Origin of engagement ring

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for engagement ring

engagement ring

noun

a ring given by a man to a woman as a token of their betrothal
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