trinket

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noun trin·ket \ˈtriŋ-kət\

Definition of trinket

  1. 1 :  a small ornament (as a jewel or ring)

  2. 2 :  a small article of equipment

  3. 3 :  a thing of little value :  trifle

Examples of trinket in a sentence

  1. <the top of his desk was littered with trinkets that were collected as souvenirs from various vacations>

Origin and Etymology of trinket

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1527


TRINKET Defined for English Language Learners

trinket

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noun trin·ket \ˈtriŋ-kət\

Definition of trinket for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of jewelry or an ornament that has little value


TRINKET Defined for Kids

trinket

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noun trin·ket \ˈtriŋ-kət\

Definition of trinket for Students

  1. :  a small object of little value



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