noun kick·shaw \ˈkik-ˌsh\

Definition of KICKSHAW

:  a fancy dish :  delicacy

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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