Origin of lanyard
Examples from the Web for lanyard
An identification tag dangling from a lanyard around his neck was tucked discreetly into a breast pocket.Amnesty International’s Pussy Riot Concert: Balaclavas and Punk Rockers|Robin Givhan|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The hansom turned off the boulevard, affording Lanyard an opportunity to look back through the side window.
Lanyard mastered a sense of daze that he saw reflected in the opening eyes of the woman as she slipped from his arms.
The interruption could not have been better timed; Lanyard was keen to get away.
Word Origin for lanyard
also laniard, alternative spelling (influenced by nautical yard (2) "long beam used to support a sail") of Middle English lainer, "thong for fastening parts of armor or clothing" (late 14c.), from Old French laniere "thong, lash," from lasniere, from lasne "strap, thong," apparently altered (by metathesis and influence of Old French las "lace") from nasliere, from Frankish *nastila or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *nastila- (cf. Old High German, Old Saxon nestila "lace, strap, band," German nestel "string, lace, strap"), from PIE root *ned- "to knot."