anklet

noun

an·​klet ˈaŋ-klət How to pronounce anklet (audio)
1
: something (such as an ornament) worn around the ankle
2
: a short sock reaching slightly above the ankle

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Pretrial Services office received an automatic notification that there was a problem with Francis’s anklet. Jonathan O'connell, Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2022 Chopra wears a white button-down shirt with muted green biker shorts, while Malti wears a bow on her head and was accessorized with an anklet with hearts on it. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 22 Aug. 2022 Kylie looked angelic in a white mini dress with loose, long sleeves that cinched at the wrist and matching white stilettos that showed off her thin anklet. Seventeen, 25 Aug. 2022 The look was styled with a romantic updo and, my favorite detail, an anklet of pearls. Glamour, 3 May 2022 The Fenty Beauty founder also accessorized her look with a long gold chain that was placed over her baby bump, stud earrings, plus gold rings on her fingers and an anklet. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 19 Feb. 2022 Salvatore Ferragamo top, $1,090, ferragamo.com; Miu Miu skirt, $1,100, briefs and belt, price on request, and shoes, $1,020, miumiu.com; Khiry earrings, $325, khiry.com; and Catbird anklet, $184, catbirdnyc.com. New York Times, 14 Feb. 2022 Her earrings and anklet were by Laura Lombardi, while her amber and gold necklace was passed down from her mother. Vogue, 7 Jan. 2022 Throw on a pair of Balenciaga sunglasses, clasp an intricate Graff bracelet on as an anklet and hit the town. WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of anklet was in 1793

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Cite this Entry

“Anklet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anklet. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

anklet

noun

an·​klet ˈaŋ-klət How to pronounce anklet (audio)
1
: something (as an ornament) worn around the ankle
2
: a short sock reaching slightly above the ankle

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