trin·​ket·​ry | \ ˈtriŋ-kə-trē How to pronounce trinketry (audio) \

Definition of trinketry

: small items of personal ornament

Examples of trinketry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blondey is also known for his trinketry, and this week debuted a fine jewelry line with the legendary Stephen Webster, who is also chairman of the House of Garrard. Vogue, "Skater Boy Blondey McCoy Is London Fashion Week’s Breakout Star," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of trinketry

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Trinketry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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