an·​klet | \ ˈaŋ-klət How to pronounce anklet (audio) \

Definition of anklet

1 : something (such as an ornament) worn around the ankle
2 : a short sock reaching slightly above the ankle

Examples of anklet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elevate your warm-weather outfits with gold anklet styles, strappy pastel visions, or wear-everywhere raffia slides. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 27 July 2021 Gemstones lined each strap on the two-piece aqua swimsuit, which Blige paired with gold earrings, a matching anklet and a messy bun. Abigail Adams,, 28 July 2021 That chain-link anklet is coming home with us, just saying. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 28 May 2021 The lobster-style clasp is 22-karat gold-plated and adds up to 1½ inches to the anklet. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2021 Khiry earrings, $625,; and her own ring and anklet. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2021 Both shared photos of a crackling fireplace on their Instagram Stories, while Barker shared a photo of what may have been his gift to the mom of three: a diamond anklet. Eric Todisco,, 21 Feb. 2021 The 44-year-old arrested is alleged to have been part of at least one fracas despite being monitored through an electronic anklet, authorities said. David Rising, Star Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 At the time of the attack, Higgins was wearing a GPS anklet as part of his probation for previous threats to the victim. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of anklet

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Anklet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce anklet (audio) \

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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