an·klet | \ˈaŋ-klət \

Definition of anklet 

1 : something (such as an ornament) worn around the ankle

2 : a short sock reaching slightly above the ankle

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XIV Karats made custom anklets out of diamonds, pearls, and rosaries, which were layered together. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "The Making of a Met Gala Icon: Stylist Mel Ottenberg Breaks Down Rihanna’s Best Looks," 9 May 2018 If the wandering person happens to be wearing a wristband or anklet from Project Lifesaver, the likelihood of them being found quickly increases substantially. Damar Services, Indianapolis Star, "Meet the wristband that helps first responders find missing people faster," 1 June 2018 Here, in this deliciously grotesque trove of heinous footwear, there are slideshows dedicated to shoes with crude, painted-on bare feet, complete with anklets and yes, toe rings. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Toe Shoes, the Most Hideous Footwear of All, Are Making an Actual Comeback," 30 May 2018 He was ordered to wear an alcohol monitoring anklet. Clifford Ward, Naperville Sun, "Lisle man with history of drunken driving charged with 3 felony DUIs after traffic stop," 3 May 2018 Under the new program, repeat, high-risk offenders may, as a condition of bond, be required to stay sober and wear a SCRAM anklet that constantly monitors the presence of alcohol. Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, "Alcohol-sensing ankle monitors the latest tool against repeat DUI incidents in Lake County," 15 Apr. 2018 Gomez has been styling her Pumas with the same high socks and ever-present anklet for some time now, and the new release allows her legion of fans to follow suit. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Selena Gomez Has a New Puma Collaboration—And the Secret for Dressing Up Sweats," 28 Mar. 2018 Hough was wearing a GPS bracelet at the time of the killing but then cut the anklet off in an attempt to evade prosecution. Washington Post, "District man charged with first-degree murder while armed," 3 Jan. 2018 The entire costume was very easy to create and wear: a white blouse, anklet stockinettes with stripes, navy slacks, gloves, a scarf and a fantastic wig. Martha Stewart, star-telegram, "Need a Halloween costume idea? Be silly, Martha advises," 7 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of anklet

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of anklet

: a band, ring, or chain that is worn around the ankle


an·klet | \ˈaŋ-klət \

Kids Definition of anklet

1 : something (as an ornament) worn around the ankle

2 : a short sock reaching just above the ankle

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