Simple Definition of souvenir
: 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 in a sentence
When I went to the Super Bowl, I kept my ticket stub as a souvenir.
<kept their love letters as souvenirs of their courtship>
Origin and Etymology 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
Rhymes with souvenir
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SOUVENIR Defined for Kids
Definition of souvenir for Students
: something that serves as a reminder <a souvenir from Hawaii>
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