noun \ˈsü-və-ˌnir, ˌsü-və-ˈ\

: something that is kept as a reminder of a place you have visited, an event you have been to, etc.

Full Definition of SOUVENIR

:  something that serves as a reminder

Examples of SOUVENIR

  1. When I went to the Super Bowl, I kept my ticket stub as a souvenir.
  2. <kept their love letters as souvenirs of their courtship>

Origin of SOUVENIR

French, literally, act of remembering, from Middle French, from (se) souvenir to remember, from Latin subvenire to come up, come to mind — more at subvention
First Known Use: 1782


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