from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small ornament, such as a piece of jewelry.
- n. A trivial thing; a trifle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small showy ornament or piece of jewelry
- n. A mere trifle
- v. To give trinkets; to court favour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- intransitive v. To give trinkets; hence, to court favor; to intrigue.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)