noun \ˈkēp-ˌsāk\

: something that you keep to help you remember a person, place, or event : a memento or souvenir

Full Definition of KEEPSAKE

:  something kept or given to be kept as a memento

Examples of KEEPSAKE

  1. We were given books as keepsakes of the trip.
  2. <saved the tassel from her mortarboard as a keepsake of her high school graduation>

Origin of KEEPSAKE

1keep + -sake (as in namesake)
First Known Use: 1790


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