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keepsake

[keep-seyk] /ˈkipˌseɪk/
noun
1.
anything kept, or given to be kept, as a token of friendship or affection; remembrance.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; keep (v.) + sake1
Synonyms
souvenir, memento, token.
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British Dictionary definitions for keep-sake

keepsake

/ˈkiːpˌseɪk/
noun
1.
a gift that evokes memories of a person or event with which it is associated
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Word Origin and History for keep-sake

keepsake

n.

1790, from keep (v.) + sake; on model of namesake; thus an object kept for the sake of the giver. As an adjective by 1839.

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