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trinket

[tring-kit] /ˈtrɪŋ kɪt/
noun
1.
a small ornament, piece of jewelry, etc., usually of little value.
2.
anything of trivial value.
verb (used without object)
3.
to deal secretly or surreptitiously.
Origin of trinket
1525-1535
First recorded in 1525-35; origin uncertain
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trinket

/ˈtrɪŋkɪt/
noun
1.
a small or worthless ornament or piece of jewellery
2.
a trivial object; trifle
Derived Forms
trinketry, noun
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from earlier trenket little knife, via Old Northern French, from Latin truncāre to lop
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Word Origin and History for trinket
n.

1530s, of unknown origin. Evidently a diminutive form, perhaps related to trick.

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