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kickshaw

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noun kick·shaw \ˈkik-ˌshȯ\

Definition of kickshaw

  1. 1 :  a fancy dish :  delicacy

  2. 2 :  trinket, gewgaw



Examples of kickshaw

  1. <a display case in the antiques shop filled with costume jewelry and various kickshaws from the 1920s>

  2. <the company's holiday party always features an array of artfully confected kickshaws>



Origin of kickshaw

by folk etymology from French quelque chose something


First Known Use: 1597


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