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5 definitions found
 for trinket
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trinket \Trin"ket\, v. i.
     To give trinkets; hence, to court favor; to intrigue. [Obs.]
     --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trinket \Trin"ket\, n. [F. trinquet foremast, also, a certain
     sail, trinquette a triangular sail, or Sp. trinquete
     triangular.] (Naut.)
     A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship's foremast,
     probably on a lateen yard.
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           Sailing always with the sheets of mainsail and trinket
           warily in our hands.                     --Hakluyt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trinket \Trin"ket\, n. [OE. trenket a sort of knife, hence,
     probably, a toy knife worn as an ornament; probably from an
     Old French dialectic form of trenchier to cut. Cf. Trench,
     v. t.]
     1. A knife; a cutting tool. --Tusser.
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     2. A small ornament, as a jewel, ring, or the like.
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     3. A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trinket
      n 1: cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing [syn: bangle,
           bauble, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, fallal, trinket]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "trinket":
     a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, agate, bagatelle,
     ball, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit,
     blocks, brass farthing, bric-a-brac, button, cent, checkerboard,
     chessboard, club, cockhorse, cricket bat, cue, curio, doll,
     doll carriage, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol,
     fribble, frippery, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, golf club, hair,
     halfpenny, hill of beans, hobbyhorse, jack-in-the-box, jacks,
     jackstones, jackstraws, jest, joke, kickshaw, knack, knickknack,
     knickknackery, marble, marionette, mig, minikin, mockery, molehill,
     novelty, paper doll, peppercorn, picayune, pick-up sticks, pin,
     pinch of snuff, pinprick, pinwheel, plaything, puppet, racket,
     rag doll, rap, red cent, rocking horse, row of pins, rush, shit,
     snap, sneeshing, sou, sport, steelie, straw, taw, teetotum, tinsel,
     top, toy, toy soldier, trifle, trine, triviality, tuppence,
     two cents, twopence, whatnot, whim-wham
  
  

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