American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small ornament, such as a piece of jewelry.
- n. A trivial thing; a trifle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knife, especially a shoemakers' knife.
- n. A trifling ornament; a jewel for personal wear, especially one of no great value; any small fancy article; a cherished thing of slight worth.
- To deal in a small, selfish way; hold secret communication; have private intercourse; intrigue; traffic.
- n. A vessel to drink or eat out of. See the quotations.
- n. A topsail; perhaps, originally, a lateen sail carried on the foremast.
- n. A streamlet.
- n. A small showy ornament or piece of jewelry
- n. A mere trifle
- v. obsolete To give trinkets; to court favour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship's foremast, probably on a lateen yard.
- n. A knife; a cutting tool.
- n. A small ornament, as a jewel, ring, or the like.
- n. A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.
- v. obsolete To give trinkets; hence, to court favor; to intrigue.
- n. cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Once the cache is discovered, it is traditional for finders to choose a trinket from the box and to leave something behind.”
“Buy the overpriced trinket from the police charity — or get the ticket.”
“Have you bought the mandatory silver and turquoise trinket from a street peddler yet?”
“The evidence about the bank robbery was compelling, but that little trinket from the boyfriend hardened everyone’s heart.”
“Oh no barbarian, this trinket was a gift from a soldier.”
“At least there is scarce a soldier in the Sultan's army who would not give all he has for yonder trinket, which is known throughout the land as the Star of Hassan.”
“True love is always bashful, and I loved the girl, whose slender neck the chain had caressed, so madly and senselessly, if you will, that I felt as if the trinket were a living thing, a part and parcel of herself.”
“Would it not be a strange vicissitude if the finding of the trinket should be the means of losing the friend?”
“Medicean Venus, the receptacle occasionally serves for a little gold watch, or some other trinket, which is suspended to the neck by a collar of hair, decorated with various ornaments.”
“Could they add a brand-name trinket that Anna gives Gray as a good-luck charm, something like a bottle opener from her bar, he asked.”
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