wrist·let | \ˈris(t)-lət \

Definition of wristlet 

: a band encircling the wrist especially : a close-fitting knitted band attached to the top of a glove or the end of a sleeve

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The clutches, wristlets, and convertible shoulder bags have been rendered in teal, apricot, and bois de rose satin and velvet and feature delicate, lingerie-like linings—that is, until now. Rachel Waldman, Vogue, "Blessed Be This Holy Handbag Capsule Collection Inspired by the 2018 Met Gala," 8 May 2018 The wearable wristlet enables users to electronically store their park tickets, ride reservations, hotel reservations, credit card data, and more. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney parks tech upgrades make visiting more convenient," 27 Feb. 2018 Also popular: the Elizabeth clutch/wallet ($168 to $190), an all-in-one wallet, clutch and wristlet. Linda Jerkins, ajc, "Artisan gifts from Georgia for all ages," 7 Nov. 2017 The 15-piece Kipling x Snow White collection is available now and includes backpacks, tote bags, wristlets, pouches, and key chains in red, black, and white. Lauren Adhav, Cosmopolitan, "This Snow White Bag Collection is the Fairest of Them All," 27 Oct. 2017 If that doesn’t sound pulse-pounding enough for your summer action movie needs, rest assured that Wonder Woman is also replete with back-alley fistfights, slow-motion ninja twirls, bullet-deflecting wristlets, and exploding planes. Dana Stevens, Slate Magazine, "This delicately powerful superhero movie made me finally see the importance of female representation.," 1 June 2017 Your allotment is 150 sweaters, 150 mufflers, 150 pairs of wristlets, 150 pairs of socks…. Kitty Conley, Post-Tribune, "Crown Point Star Newspaper Almanac," 28 Aug. 2017 Kendall completed the look with some oversized sunglasses, clean white tennis shoes, and a red wristlet. Seventeen, "Kendall Jenner Wore a Pair of Denim Cut-Offs with the Ankles Still Attached," 3 Apr. 2017 In the tradition of Fendi’s Paris, Milan, and London flagship stores, there’s a large gold wall of bags, from mini-wristlets to backpacks. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "Fendi Just Opened a Lavish New Soho Store," 18 July 2017

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First Known Use of wristlet

1844, in the meaning defined above

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