Definitions for: Trinket


[n] cheap showy jewelry or ornament or clothing
[n] a inexpensive showy collectibles



Webster (1913) Definition: Trin"ket, n. [F. trinquet foremast, also, a certain
sail, trinquette a triangular sail, or Sp. trinquete
triangular.] (Naut.)
A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship's foremast,
probably on a lateen yard.

Sailing always with the sheets of mainsail and trinket
warily in our hands. --Hakluyt.


Trin"ket, n. [OE. trenket a sort of knife, hence,
probably, a toy knife worn as an ornament; probably from an
Old French dialectic form of trenchier to cut. Cf. Trench,
v. t.]
1. A knife; a cutting tool. --Tusser.

2. A small ornament, as a jewel, ring, or the like.

3. A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.


Trin"ket, v. i.
To give trinkets; hence, to court favor; to intrigue. [Obs.]
--South.

Synonyms: bangle, bauble, chachka, fallal, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, tchotchke

See Also: collectable, collectible, stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis

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