verb (used without object)
Origin of trinket
Examples from the Web for trinket
It looked like a copper pull-chain from an old lamp, with a trinket attached that could have come from a cereal box.
The trinket works as follows: Ask a question, shake the ball, and a tiny digital readout supplies an answer.
"Such a trinket as this," said Clara, showing a locket which hung from her neck.Tales And Novels, Volume 1 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
He toys with a trinket, having finished his foie-gras and champagne.The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. II. (of II)|Blanchard Jerrold
A look of childish eagerness came into his gloomy face; he reached out his hand for the trinket.Trent's Trust and Other Stories|Bret Harte
I bestoed an equvolent portion of trinket on her with the others.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
There was a barbaric splendour about the trinket which attracted while it repelled.Latitude 19 degree|Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
British Dictionary definitions for trinket
Word Origin for trinket
Word Origin and History for trinket
1530s, of unknown origin. Evidently a diminutive form, perhaps related to trick.