keepsake

play
noun keep·sake \ˈkēp-ˌsāk\

Definition of keepsake

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of keepsake

1keep + -sake (as in namesake)


First Known Use: 1790


KEEPSAKE Defined for English Language Learners

keepsake

play
noun keep·sake \ˈkēp-ˌsāk\

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

play
noun keep·sake \ˈkēp-ˌsāk\

Definition of keepsake for Students

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up keepsake? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a dividing ridge between drainage areas

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!