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Webster 1913 Edition


Trinket

Trin′ket

,
Noun.
[F.
trinquet
foremast, also, a certain sail,
trinquette
a triangular sail, or Sp.
trinquete
triangular.]
(Naut.)
A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship’s foremast, probably on a lateen yard.
Sailing always with the sheets of mainsail and
trinket
warily in our hands.
Hakluyt.

Trin′ket

,
Noun.
[OE.
trenket
a sort of knife, hence, probably, a toy knife worn as an ornament; probably from an Old French dialectic form of
trenchier
to cut. Cf.
Trench
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
A knife; a cutting tool.
Tusser.
2.
A small ornament, as a jewel, ring, or the like.
3.
A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.

Trin′ket

,
Verb.
I.
To give trinkets; hence, to court favor; to intrigue.
[Obs.]
South.

Webster 1828 Edition


Trinket

TRINK'ET

, n.
1.
A small ornament, as a jewel, a ring and the like.
2.
A thing of little value; tackle; tools.

Definition 2023


trinket

trinket

English

Noun

trinket (plural trinkets)

  1. A small showy ornament or piece of jewelry
    That little trinket around her neck must have cost a bundle.
  2. A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.
    It's only a little trinket, but it reminds her of him.
  3. (nautical) A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship's foremast, probably on a lateen yard.
    • Hakluyt
      Sailing always with the sheets of mainsail and trinket warily in our hands.
  4. (obsolete) A knife; a cutting tool.
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Synonyms

  • (small ornament): See also: Wikisaurus:trinket
  • (item of little value): See also: Wikisaurus:trifle

Translations

Verb

trinket (third-person singular simple present trinkets, present participle trinketing, simple past and past participle trinketed)

  1. (obsolete) To give trinkets; to court favour.
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Anagrams


German

Verb

trinket

  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of trinken.