Definition of souvenir
: something that serves as a reminder
Examples of souvenir in a sentence
When I went to the Super Bowl, I kept my ticket stub as a souvenir.
kept their love letters as souvenirs of their courtship
Origin and Etymology of souvenir
French, literally, act of remembering, from Middle French, from (se) souvenir to remember, from Latin subvenire to come up, come to mind — more at subvention
First Known Use: 1782
SOUVENIR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of souvenir for English Language Learners
: something that is kept as a reminder of a place you have visited, an event you have been to, etc.
SOUVENIR Defined for Kids
Definition of souvenir for Students
: something that serves as a reminder a souvenir from Hawaii
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