- an ornamental band or chain worn around the wrist or arm
- ankle bracelet
- Slang a handcuff: usually used in pl.
Origin of braceletMiddle English ; from OFr, diminutive of bracel, brachel ; from Classical Latin brachiale, armlet ; from brachium: see brace
- An ornamental band or chain encircling the wrist or arm.
- Something, such as a handcuff, that resembles a wrist ornament.
Origin of braceletMiddle English, from Old French, diminutive of bracel, armlet, from Latin bracchiale, from bracchium, arm; see brace.
OriginSee also: brâcelet
From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (“arm”).