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Definition of "trinket" []

  • A small ornament, such as a piece of jewelry. (noun)
  • A trivial thing; a trifle. (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 "trinket" in a sentence
  • "Once the cache is discovered, it is traditional for finders to choose a trinket from the box and to leave something behind."
  • "Buy the overpriced trinket from the police charity — or get the ticket."
  • "Have you bought the mandatory silver and turquoise trinket from a street peddler yet?"