Definition of wristlet in US English:



  • 1A band or bracelet worn on the wrist, typically as an ornament.

    • ‘To Philip Glass's pulsating score for the film Mishima, the dancers, in slate-blue cut-offs and unitards, red wristlets, and a red circle drawn around one eye, shot through the light-infused landscape.’
    • ‘Consequently, more elaborate beadwork, such necklaces, wristlets, anklets, aprons, vests, hats, and chest pieces, came to be associated with the status of a married man.’
    • ‘All wore a loose black robe from neck to ground, with only a jade-studded belt and wristlet for decoration.’
    • ‘He had wristlets on his arms, but otherwise they were unprotected.’
    • ‘Bid adieu to dainty wristlets when you're hitting the trails, swimming laps or squeezing in a set at the gym.’
    • ‘We bought the wristlets there, and pledged our best friendship forever.’
    1. 1.1 A small, slim handbag with a short strap designed to be worn around the wrist.
      ‘this little wristlet is perfect if you don't want to lug a bulky bag around all night’