from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fancy food; a delicacy.
- n. A trinket; a gewgaw.
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- n. A dainty or delicacy
- n. A trinket or gewgaw
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See kickshaws, the correct singular.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something fantastical or uncommon; something trifling, not otherwise named or described, or that has no particular name.
- n. A light, unsubstantial dish, or kind of food.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something considered choice to eat
By folk etymology from French quelque chose, something : quelque, some (quel, what from Latin quālis, of what kind; see quality + que, what, which, who from Vulgar Latin *que, from Latin quid, what; see quiddity) + chose, thing; see chose2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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