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Definition of "kickshaw" []

  • A fancy food; a delicacy. (noun)
  • A trinket; a gewgaw. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kickshaw" in a sentence
  • "Pitt would do anything to keep what he called the “French kickshaw” away."
  • "No kickshaw ditties, favourites with national enemies, but ... genuine George the Third home brewed, exhorting him (as 'my brave boys') to reduce to a smashed condition all other islands but this island, and all continents, peninsulas, isthmuses, promontories, and other geographical forms of land soever, besides sweeping the sea in all directions."
  • "Andover, knowing her, imagined that she had been refused some kickshaw, and thought no more about it."