AskDefine | Define trinket

Dictionary Definition

trinket n : cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing [syn: bangle, bauble, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, fallal]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A small showy ornament or piece of jewelry
    That little trinket around her neck must have cost a bundle.
  2. A mere trifle
    It's only a little trinket, but it reminds her of him.


A small showy ornament or piece of jewelry
A mere trifle

Extensive Definition

Trinket may refer to:
  • The original name of New Zealand rock band The Datsuns
  • A troll girl in the comic series Elfquest
  • A character in the American animated TV series Pepper Ann
  • The English localized name of Wei Xiaobao in John Minford's translation of Jinyong's novel The Deer and the Cauldron
  • Trinket Island, an island of the Nicobar Islands
  • Trinket snake, common name for Elaphe helena, a species of colubrid snake

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, agate, bagatelle, ball, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, blocks, brass farthing, bric-a-brac, button, cent, checkerboard, chessboard, club, cockhorse, cricket bat, cue, curio, doll, doll carriage, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, golf club, hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, hobbyhorse, jack-in-the-box, jacks, jackstones, jackstraws, jest, joke, kickshaw, knack, knickknack, knickknackery, marble, marionette, mig, minikin, mockery, molehill, novelty, paper doll, peppercorn, picayune, pick-up sticks, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pinwheel, plaything, puppet, racket, rag doll, rap, red cent, rocking horse, row of pins, rush, shit, snap, sneeshing, sou, sport, steelie, straw, taw, teetotum, tinsel, top, toy, toy soldier, trifle, trine, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, whatnot, whim-wham
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