trinket

noun
trin·​ket | \ ˈtriŋ-kət How to pronounce trinket (audio) \

Definition of trinket

1 : a small ornament (such as a jewel or ring)
2 : a small article of equipment
3 : a thing of little value : trifle

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Examples of trinket in a Sentence

the top of his desk was littered with trinkets that were collected as souvenirs from various vacations
Recent Examples on the Web The result is an ever-evolving global mishmash of restrictions and quarantines, all of which are providing zero long-term visibility for businesses trying to make payrolls and for everyone in the industry from trinket sellers to luxury hotels. John Leicester, USA TODAY, "'Survival of the fittest': Tourism continues to falter worldwide amid pandemic," 1 Aug. 2020 The result is an ever-evolving global mishmash of restrictions and quarantines, all of which are providing zero long-term visibility for businesses trying to make payrolls and for everyone in the industry from trinket sellers to luxury hotels. Author: John Leicester, Rod Mcguirk, Arno Pedram, Anchorage Daily News, "Sleepy lions, empty bars, lost jobs: A world without tourism," 1 Aug. 2020 The goal is to find a little luxury or practical trinket that the new homeowner will love, but would never think to buy for themselves. Kelsey Clark, Glamour, "The 41 Best Housewarming Gifts for the New Homeowners in Your Life," 6 July 2020 The Spit houses the community’s boat harbor, barge terminal, large vessel dock, charter fishing operations, adventure outfits, trinket stores, art shops, seasonal restaurants, million-dollar condominiums and Homer’s most upscale hotel. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, "Got 1, 2 or 3 days to explore? Here are some fun itineraries," 28 May 2020 If a trinket or spontaneous purchase sparks more fun, don't feel guilty. oregonlive, "Horoscope for April 3, 2020: Happy birthday Eddie Murphy; Aquarius, mind your manners," 3 Apr. 2020 The collectible trinket has become a fixture as giveaway promotions at sporting events. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "A nod to fame: Dr. Fauci is getting his own bobblehead in support of 100 million mask challenge," 1 Apr. 2020 The stores were then passed around like a trinket among a bewildering assortment of other investors. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "Fairway and What We Mourn in a Store," 25 Jan. 2020 And who could resist that convenient excuse to let the piles of paper and weird trinkets accumulate? Angela Haupt, Washington Post, "Marie Kondo has a new book on tidying up at the office. Her tips work at the home office, too.," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of trinket

circa 1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trinket

origin unknown

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The first known use of trinket was circa 1527

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8 Aug 2020

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“Trinket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trinket. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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trinket

noun
How to pronounce trinket (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of trinket

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

trinket

noun
trin·​ket | \ ˈtriŋ-kət How to pronounce trinket (audio) \

Kids Definition of trinket

: a small object of little value

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