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trinket

[ tring-kit ]
/ ˈtrɪŋ kɪt /
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noun
a small ornament, piece of jewelry, etc., usually of little value.
anything of trivial value.
verb (used without object)
to deal secretly or surreptitiously.
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Origin of trinket

First recorded in 1525–35; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for trinket

trinket
/ (ˈtrɪŋkɪt) /

noun
a small or worthless ornament or piece of jewellery
a trivial object; trifle

Derived forms of trinket

trinketry, noun

Word Origin for trinket

C16: perhaps from earlier trenket little knife, via Old Northern French, from Latin truncāre to lop
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