Definitions

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  • n. Ornaments of dress; trinkets, collectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ornaments of dress; trinkets, collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Trinkets collectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. trinkets and other ornaments of dress collectively

Etymologies

trinket +‎ -ry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Crafts booths and food stands lined the meadow, selling the usual array of hippie trinketry: pipes, jewelry, incense, posters.

    review of the chet helms memorial stomp

  • The two partners in good luck divided their spoil amicably and fairly, except that the Moor, who had a little taste for trinketry, made out to get into his heap the most of the pearls and precious stones and other baubles, but then he always gave the water-carrier in lieu magnificent jewels of massy gold, of five times the size, with which the latter was heartily content.

    The Alhambra

  • For this food, we pay in trinketry-beadwork, badly constructed jewelry, leather goods-which they, in their simple-mindedness, are avid to obtain for their personal adornment.

    A Heritage of Stars

  • "Did you ever read that story of Kipling's where he says, 'Regiments are like women -- they will do anything for trinketry'?" inquired Nancy, calmly.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905

  • Neither does he ever make a High Sheriff of himself, with chains dangling over the front of his waistcoat, or little pistols, seals, or trinketry appearing below his waistband, as much as to say, "_if you only knew what a watch I have inside_!"

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843

  • And all the golden trinketry she won at Heaven Gate,

    The Old Road to Paradise

  • Bessie beamed radiantly, with her plump arms and shoulders set off by a white gown, and a good deal of rather incongruous trinketry in the way of birthday presents, every item of which she felt bound to wear, lest the givers should be wounded by her neglect.

    The Golden Calf

  • And here, sweet, I have brought you some trinketry which you shall wear at the feast: a part is for Grace Blackiston, and a part for you.

    Rob of the bowl : a legend of St. Inigoe's,

  • Little mercy the phylacteries and amulets, the bridle-spanglery of donkeys, the trinketry of women, his ancestresses once famous for beauty or many children -- little mercy the motley collection on the second shelf received from his hands.

    The Prince of India — Volume 01

  • She had been able to get plenty of credit for gowns and trinketry from a harpy class of West End tradespeople, who speculated in

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 5

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