Locket definition

lŏkĭt
A small, hinged, ornamental case of gold, silver, etc., for holding a picture, lock of hair, etc.: it is usually worn suspended from a necklace or chain.
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A small ornamental case for a picture or keepsake, usually worn as a pendant.
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A pendant that opens to reveal a space used for storing a photograph or other small item.
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(archaic) The upper metallic cap of a sword's scabbard.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
locket
Plural:
lockets

Origin of locket

  • Middle English loket crossbar from Old French loquet latch diminutive of loc lock of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French loquet, from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman loc.

    From Wiktionary

  • From a Middle English diminutive of the given name Luke.

    From Wiktionary