Definition of amulet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæmjʊlət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmjʊlət//
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a piece of jewellery that some people wear because they think it protects them from bad luck, illness, etc. Wordfinderamulet, charm, coincidence, fate, fortune, jinx, luck, mascot, superstition, talisman See related entries: Jewellery Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin amuletum, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: amulet