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 Vera had had a plaid dress, a Toni home permanent, white anklets, for her trip to Minneapolis. New York Times, "‘The Night Watchman,’ by Louise Erdrich: An Excerpt," 3 Mar. 2020 This isn't the first time Hadid's revived the tube dress: Vogue spotted her wearing a crinkly black number back in 2018, dialing up the '00s vibe with a micro bag, tinted sunglasses, and an anklet. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Bella Hadid Wore a Tiny, Super '90s Tube Dress on the Versace Runway," 24 Feb. 2020 Vogue fashion news director Chioma Nnadi has also hopped on the anklet train. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The Anklet Is This Summer’s Hottest Accessory," 12 July 2019 The judge ordered Dibee be placed on home detention at the Seattle residence of his sister, a doctor, and be monitored with an electronic anklet. oregonlive, "Accused eco-saboteur Joseph M. Dibee who was fugitive for more than a decade can live with sister while awaiting trial, judge rules," 14 Dec. 2019 The new collection also extends to tennis necklaces, rings, earrings and anklets. Kavita Daswani,, "Sun Becomes Her label offers new women’s styles fit for summer," 5 June 2019 Her earlier collections featured anklets and dangling cherries, chili peppers, and shell necklaces, as well as pearls, hearts, angles, and evil eyes. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Alterita Makes Jewelry That Lets You Celebrate Your Inner Child," 2 July 2019 Around her ankle, though, was one of the most remarkable pieces of all: a $27 gold anklet. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin Wore 8 Other Reasons Gold Chains," 11 Oct. 2018 This furry shoe would pair beautifully with a frilly anklet or delicate sparkly Darner sock. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "A Search for the Perfect Fall Clog, the Bookworm’s Fashion Shoe," 17 Oct. 2018

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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 Oct. 2020.

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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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