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



BrE BrE//ˈlɒkɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːkɪt//
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a piece of jewellery in the form of a small case that you wear on a chain around your neck and in which you can put a picture, piece of hair, etc. See related entries: Jewellery Word Originlate Middle English (originally referring to a metal plate or band on a sword cover): from Old French locquet, diminutive of loc ‘latch, lock’, of Germanic origin; related to the verb lock. The current sense dates from the late 17th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: locket