Definition of porte-bonheur in English:

porte-bonheur

Pronunciation /ˌpɔːt bɒˈnəː/

noun

rare
  • An amulet, or a trinket worn like an amulet.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Godey's Lady's Book. From French porte-bonheur something which brings luck, amulet or talisman, type of bracelet porte- + bonheur luck.