wrist·​let ˈris(t)-lət How to pronounce wristlet (audio)
: 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 There might be a leather wristlet, a key fob, or a small pouch; Prada sent limited-edition shirts to a small number of VICs as a Christmas gift, while Chanel could send a top buyer some throw pillows as a birthday shoutout. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 21 Feb. 2024 Prom season and fall formals bring avalanches of corsage, boutonniere and wristlet orders. Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee, 1 Feb. 2024 The kangaroo pocket is super roomy to accommodate my phone or Coach wristlet. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 18 Jan. 2024 The water-resistant nylon style also features an RFID-blocking wristlet that fits your smartphone to keep your information safe from theft. Ali Faccenda, Travel + Leisure, 9 Nov. 2023 The selection of bags is small but mighty, including four versions of its belt bag, plus pouches, a wristlet, and and gym sack. Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 The Waverley 2 bag is more than just a crossbody bag—it can be worn three additional ways: as a shoulder bag, belt bag or wristlet. Buy Side Staff, wsj.com, 6 Nov. 2023 Not only can it be styled as a shoulder bag and a wristlet, but the stunning leather purse can also be worn as a fanny pack and a crossbody, securing its place as the only purse your fashionable mom will ever want. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 11 May 2023 The duffel also comes with a removable wristlet for storing smaller items on the inside, a padded tablet sleeve, and a convenient trolley sleeve for placing it on a suitcase for longer trips. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wristlet was in 1844

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

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wrist·​let ˈris(t)-lət How to pronounce wristlet (audio)
: wristband
especially : a close-fitting knitted band at the end of a glove or sleeve
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