Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something intricately contrived; a puzzle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Something intricately contrived; a contrived; a puzzle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Something trumpery, unusual, or of no value; a gimcrack.

Etymologies

Old English trangrain a strange thing, trangame a toy. See tangram. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 9 The word "trangram" or "tangram" ordinarily means a toy or gimcrack, or trumpery article.

    The Journal to Stella

  • [9] The word “trangram” or “tangram” ordinarily means a toy or gimcrack, or trumpery article.

    The Journal to Stella

  • "But go, thou trangram, and carry back those trangrams which thou hast stolen or purloined."

    The Journal to Stella

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