- a small case for a miniature portrait, a lock of hair, or other keepsake, usually worn on a necklace.
- the uppermost mount of a scabbard.
Origin of locket
Related Words for locketgold, glass, ornament, treasure, bracelet, jewel, trinket, brooch, costume, necklace, knickknack, tiara, silver, gem, earring, pendant, strand, jewelry, choker, cable
Examples from the Web for locket
Contemporary Examples of locket
When he left to join the Spanish-American War, Katie kept a picture of him on a locket around her neck.Those Kansas City Blues: A Family History
October 24, 2014
Historical Examples of locket
He put the locket again in its place, and took a letter from his breast-pocket.
Attached to the watch there was a locket of chased yellow gold.
I had no idea that it was you from whom the locket had been stolen.
This she laid aside with the locket, closed and locked the drawer.Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic
Olive Thorne Miller
I saw him produce the locket and chain at last, and offer them to her.The Crevice
William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
- a small ornamental case, usually on a necklace or chain, that holds a picture, keepsake, etc
Word Origin for locket
Word Origin and History for locket
mid-14c., "iron cross-bar of a window," from Old French loquet "door-handle, bolt, latch," diminutive of loc "lock, latch," from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Norse lok "fastening, lock;" see lock (n.1)). Meaning "ornamental case with hinged cover" (containing a lock of hair, miniature portrait, etc.) first recorded 1670s.