keepsake

noun keep·sake \ ˈkēp-ˌsāk \

Definition of keepsake

:something kept or given to be kept as a memento

Examples of keepsake in a Sentence

  1. We were given books as keepsakes of the trip.

  2. saved the tassel from her mortarboard as a keepsake of her high school graduation

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Origin and Etymology of keepsake

1keep + -sake (as in namesake)


KEEPSAKE Defined for English Language Learners

keepsake

noun

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

keepsake

noun keep·sake \ ˈkēp-ˌsāk \

Definition of keepsake for Students

:something kept or given to be kept in memory of a person, place, or happening


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