- 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 brācchiāle from brācchium arm ; see brace .
OriginSee also: brâcelet
From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (“arm”).