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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ I really would have to acquire a few pairs of stockings, and dispense with my poodle anklets.
▪ She was naked, except for golden anklets and bracelets set with emeralds.
▪ Some police agencies lock anklets on criminal suspects, convicts and parolees that set off an alarm if the person leaves home.
▪ There were bracelets and anklets of great weight and solidity made of the purest gold.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Anklet \An"klet\, n.

  1. An ornament or a fetter for the ankle; an ankle ring.

  2. pl. see anklets.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"ring for an ankle," 1810, from ankle, with diminutive suffix -let, after bracelet.


n. A piece of jewelry/jewellery, resembling a bracelet but worn around the ankle.

  1. n. a shoe for a child or woman that has a strap around the ankle

  2. a sock that reaches just above the ankle [syn: anklets, bobbysock, bobbysocks]

  3. an ornament worn around the ankle [syn: ankle bracelet]


An anklet, also called ankle chain, ankle bracelet or ankle string, is an ornament worn around the ankle. Barefoot anklets and toe rings historically have been worn for centuries by girls and women in India, where it is commonly known as payal. They have also been worn by Egyptian women since predynastic times. In the United States both casual and more formal anklets became fashionable from the 1930s to the late twentieth century. While in western popular culture both younger men and women may wear casual leather anklets, they are popular among barefoot women. Formal anklets (of silver, gold, or beads) are used by some women as fashion jewellery. Anklets are an important piece of jewellery in Indian marriages worn along with saris.

Occasionally, anklets on both ankles are joined by a chain to limit the step. This practice was once prevalent in South East Asia, where the effect was to give a 'feminine' short tripping step. Today, a few western women follow this practice, but rarely in public. More rarely still, some people wear 'permanent' (e.g. soldered-on) ankle chains and even connecting chains.

Anklet (sock)

'''Anklets ''' are a type of sock. This sort of sock is not long, typically reaching just above the ankle. Anklets are sometimes folded or cuffed over.

Anklet (disambiguation)

Anklet is an ornament worn around the ankle.

Anklet may also refer to:

  • Anklet (sock)
  • Operation Anklet

Usage examples of "anklet".

A little further on it says: Therapies, bathing in moonlight, running water, wearing of bangles, bracelets and anklets.

They say you are an abiku child, that you care nothingfor your parents, that you are cold, and that you have eyes only for that special spirit who is a beautiful young girl with golden bangles and copper anklets.

Squatting, crossed-legged, in the middle of this cushion was an extremely corpulent yellow man, who, except for the scarlet cincture about his loins, was clad entirely in jewelry jewels blazed from the rings which all but concealed his pudgy fingers and toes, and flashed from his golden anklets, bracelets, armlets, and necklaces.

Was it her imagination, or did the figure move and Helen heard the clink of anklets worn by Indian nautch girls and she could have sworn two hands of the Goddess started to move in the traditional gestures.

The loins of the warrior were girt about with heavy folds of a dark-coloured tappa, hanging before and behind in clusters of braided tassels, while anklets and bracelets of curling human hair completed his unique costume.

She was wearing the taupe heels again, and the gold anklet glittered around her ankle.

As he spoke Wildred stooped and with a great rasp commenced filing upon the iron rivets that held the hinged anklet in place.

Jana could see the cuffs of deep pink shalwar, half hidden under gold anklets.

Gute wore a pendant necklace, anklets, and headband of intricate metallic beadwork, and worn but serviceable shoes.

A half-hour from the time he set his foot in Beni Hassan two dancinggirls issued from the house of the ghdzeeyeh, dressed in shintiydn and muslin tarah, anklets and bracelets, with gold coins about the forehead --and one was Dicky Donovan.

I had seen bracelets, anklets, chains and necklaces, intricately wrought and beautiful, in the cave.

The eager-eyed priest was already reaching into another heap of armbands and anklets, seeking out something else that had caught his eye.

Each of them wore a silver coronet, two silver bracelets, and a pair of anklets.

As I shut the bracelets and anklets, I made certain to clear all fur from the mechanism so Shijef would not have something more about which to complain.

Bracelets, necklets, anklets and head ornament,s all so chunky and heavy.