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



BrE BrE//ˈeəluːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerluːm//
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a valuable object that has belonged to the same family for many years a family heirloom Use an, not a, before heirloom. See related entries: Family background Word Originlate Middle English: from heir + loom (noun: which formerly had the senses ‘tool, heirloom’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heirloom

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