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anklet

[ang-klit] /ˈæŋ klɪt/
noun
1.
a sock that reaches just above the ankle.
2.
an ornamental circlet worn around the ankle.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; ankle + -let
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British Dictionary definitions for anklets

anklet

/ˈæŋklɪt/
noun
1.
an ornamental chain worn around the ankle
2.
the US word for ankle sock
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Word Origin and History for anklets
anklet
"ring for an ankle," 1819, from ankle, with dim. suffix -let, after bracelet.
"She was bewitched to see
The many-coloured anklets."

[Shelley, 1819]
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Encyclopedia Article for anklets

anklet

in jewelry, bracelet worn around the ankle. Ornamental anklets have been worn for centuries, particularly in the East. Jewelry found in Persia and dating from the end of the 2nd millennium to the 7th century BC includes anklets, some decorated with animals such as an ibex with curving horns. Anklets are still common in India, where they are sometimes adorned with jewels and bells and often hollowed and filled with shot, so as to jangle rhythmically when worn by dancers.

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