trinket

[ tring-kit ]
/ ˈtrɪŋ kɪt /

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.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of trinket

First recorded in 1525–35; origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for trinket

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012