wrist·​band ˈris(t)-ˌband How to pronounce wristband (audio)
: the part of a sleeve covering the wrist
: a band encircling the wrist

Examples of wristband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are compostable wristbands, biodegradable confetti and stationary bicycles that fans on the floor can ride mid-set to generate power to the production’s smaller C stage. Jason Lipshutz, Billboard, 29 Mar. 2024 Single day tickets are $15; weekend wristbands are $20. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2024 For participants, $5 activity cards and $5 unlimited Fun Zone wristbands are available at city community centers through March 30 and at the event. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Mar. 2024 Field pit wristbands are available at the Park Boulevard Gate, located at the intersection of Park Boulevard and 10th Avenue. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2024 The wristband does not guarantee a spot in these areas. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 27 Feb. 2024 During the torchlight procession, 20,000 people, all holding burning candles or procession wristbands, make their way through Old Town in celebration of the upcoming year. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 12 Oct. 2023 The venue worker handing out 21+ wristbands could have kicked up his feet and had a beer. Alphonse Pierre, Pitchfork, 8 Mar. 2024 Attendees must pre-register at the Anchor Bay Aquatic Center to purchase $5 wristbands. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 5 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wristband was in 1571

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“Wristband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristband. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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wrist·​band ˈris(t)-ˌband How to pronounce wristband (audio)
: a band or a part of a sleeve encircling the wrist

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