wrist·​let | \ ˈris(t)-lət How to pronounce wristlet (audio) \

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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Examples of wristlet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An iPhone 12 and a wristlet were stolen July 9 from a patron at the Island of the City Festival in Norridge Park, 4631 N. Overhill Ave. Chicago Tribune, 15 July 2022 The crossbody actually doubles as a shoulder bag, as well as a wristlet, and a wallet thanks to its removable strap. Nicol Natale, PEOPLE.com, 14 Mar. 2022 Robbie’s teeny-tiny chain-strap Chanel bag doubles up as a sweet wristlet and taps into the ongoing trend for palm-sized accessories. Alice Newbold, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2022 There are also accessories on sale, like this leather wristlet that'll keep pertinent holiday travel documents close at hand while at the airport. Amanda Richards, Travel + Leisure, 4 Nov. 2021 Hillier Bartley wristlet as well as the brand’s full range of accessories at www.stringting.com. Angela Lei, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 There’s a strap too, so it can be worn as a wristlet or cross-body. Vogue, 30 Sep. 2021 Fans can also bring in a wristlet with or without a strap (no larger than 4-inches-by-6-inches-by-1-inch). Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 17 Sep. 2021 This leatherette accessory boasts metallic hardware and a removable wristlet strap, plus a clear, PVC back pocket that'll proudly display your vaccine card. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, 20 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wristlet

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wristlet was in 1844

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19 Jul 2022

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“Wristlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wristlet. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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