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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web First, make sure everyone in your car has a wristband, and your camping pass is on display on your windshield. Kelsi Halverson, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2023 Festival vendors will only accept RFID payments from your wristband, credit card or debit card. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 14 Dec. 2022 Visit the Info Booth post-entry to receive a wristband and get further assistance on-site. Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune, 12 Sep. 2022 Visitors strap on a 3-2-1 wristband and wander through six spaces inspired by familiar Qatari environs. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Apr. 2022 Unlike makers of other fitness trackers, Whoop uses a subscription model; customers pay $30 a month, which includes the screen-less wristband and access to a smartphone app. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Dec. 2022 In a show of support for Ukraine, Landsbergis wore a blue-and-yellow wristband — the colors of its flag — with his dark suit. Tracy Wilkinsonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2022 Another wristband listing, which has also since been removed, had racked up multiple bids that priced it at more than £40,000. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 19 Sep. 2022 Plus, with the many bars (and 21+ wristband rules being strictly enforced), multiple stalls were a must. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 24 Oct. 2022 See More

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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 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


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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