aglet

noun ag·let \ ˈa-glət \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of aglet

1 :the plain or ornamental tag covering the ends of a lace or point
2 :any of various ornamental studs, cords, or pins worn on clothing

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Origin and Etymology of aglet

Middle English agglot, aglet, borrowed from Middle French aguillette, diminutive of aguille "needle, pin," going back to Old French, going back to Gallo-Latin acūcula, alteration (with ū from Latin acūtus "pointed") of Late Latin acucula "ornamental pin, pine needle," diminutive of Latin acus "needle, pin" — more at acute


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