keepsake

noun
keep·​sake | \ ˈkēp-ˌsāk How to pronounce keepsake (audio) \

Definition of keepsake

: something kept or given to be kept as a memento

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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

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This gallery in a vending kiosk at Weller Court in Little Tokyo is being transformed into an ever-evolving installation composed of keepsakes, found objects and other ephemera by Wawrinofksy. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: Stark domestic scenes by German painter Lenz Geerk," 13 Sep. 2019 When making the resin versions of the keepsakes, Quick would usually reproduce just part of an object. San Diego Union-Tribune, "New Americans Museum exhibit tells San Diego’s stories — one keepsake at a time," 10 Sep. 2019 The developers also provided a small jar and small shovel so that everyone in attendance was able to take some sand and dirt with them in the jar as a keepsake from the groundbreaking. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Groundbreaking at 14,000 lot River Ranch signals start of master-planned community," 16 Sep. 2019 Hardly an auspicious resting place for a keepsake that helped mark Hockenson’s six catches for 131 yards, which set an NFL record for the most receiving yards by a tight end in his first game. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions rookie T.J. Hockenson 'can handle anything that comes his way’," 12 Sep. 2019 This gallery in a vending kiosk at Weller Court in Little Tokyo is being transformed into an ever-evolving installation composed of keepsakes, found objects and other ephemera by Wawrinofksy. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: A painter slyly picks apart the tropes through which women are seen," 5 Sep. 2019 The players get to keep the shoes as personal keepsakes instead of auctioning them off, which could have raised a significant amount of money for charity. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Phoenix Mercury will share their souls on their shoes for Woman of Inspiration Night," 2 Sep. 2019 In addition to being able to view Tarantino's films, fans attending the ArcLight event will be treated to nostalgic beverage offerings, guest Q&As and commemorative keepsakes. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Cinerama Dome Sets Quentin Tarantino Tribute," 15 July 2019 Her small living room was full of keepsakes from El Salvador—family photos, a hammock from her home town, a colorful blanket over the couch—and the everyday objects of her American life, now nearly three decades in. Jenna Krajeski, The New Yorker, "A Victim of Terrorism Faces Deportation for Helping Terrorists," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of keepsake

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keepsake

keep entry 1 + -sake (as in namesake)

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keepsake

noun

English Language Learners Definition of keepsake

: something that you keep to help you remember a person, place, or event : a memento or souvenir

keepsake

noun
keep·​sake | \ ˈkēp-ˌsāk How to pronounce keepsake (audio) \

Kids Definition of keepsake

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

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