Definition of keepsake
: something kept or given to be kept as a memento
Examples of keepsake in a sentence
We were given books as keepsakes of the trip.
<saved the tassel from her mortarboard as a keepsake of her high school graduation>
Origin and Etymology of keepsake
1keep + -sake (as in namesake)
First Known Use: 1790
KEEPSAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of keepsake for English Language Learners
: something that you keep to help you remember a person, place, or event : a memento or souvenir
KEEPSAKE Defined for Kids
Definition of keepsake for Students
: something kept or given to be kept in memory of a person, place, or happening
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