Definition of trinket in English:

trinket

Line breaks: trin|ket
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪŋkɪt
 
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noun

A small ornament or item of jewellery that is of little value.
More example sentences
  • She missed the little trinkets and jewellery that were on display from tabletops.
  • Sam slipped her two silver trinkets onto her bracelet, looping the brown string through the hole in the centre of the coins.
  • What if others were to discover the value of the trinket?
Synonyms
Frenchobjet
informal whatnot, dingle-dangle
British informal doodah
North American informal tchotchke, tsatske
archaic folderol, furbelow, whim-wham, kickshaw, bijou, gaud

Origin

mid 16th century: of unknown origin.

Derivatives

trinketry

noun
More example sentences
  • The film, because it is filmed without the help of Hollywood's big names and trinketry is absolutely and stunningly beautiful.
  • Wearing khaki cargo pants and sandals, her neck was festooned with all manner of jungle trinketry, from stones and carved wooden gewgaws to a bright orange bandana.
  • Gentrification has spruced up the colonial facades, traveling bands of vendors offer their trinketry, plump women in white turbans and fluffed skirts wait bored to pose for pictures.

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