noun \ˈlä-kət\

: a small case that is usually worn on a chain around a person's neck

Full Definition of LOCKET

:  a small case usually of precious metal that has space for a memento and that is worn typically suspended from a chain or necklace

Examples of LOCKET

  1. She kept her husband's picture in her locket.

Origin of LOCKET

Middle French loquet latch, from Middle Dutch loke; akin to Old English loc
First Known Use: 1679


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