Definition of locket
: a small case usually of precious metal that has space for a memento and that is worn typically suspended from a chain or necklace
Examples of locket in a Sentence
She kept her husband's picture in her locket.
Recent Examples of locket from the Web
Brigid just added three new perfume lockets to her Etsy shop.
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Origin and Etymology of locket
Middle French loquet latch, from Middle Dutch loke; akin to Old English loc
First Known Use: 1679
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Definition of locket for English Language Learners
: a small case that is usually worn on a chain around a person's neck
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Definition of locket for Students
: a small ornamental case usually worn on a chain
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