Trinket vs Trinkety - What's the difference?

trinket | trinkety |


As a noun trinket

is a small showy ornament or piece of jewelry.

As a verb trinket

is to give trinkets; to court favour.

As an adjective trinkety is

(informal) resembling or characteristic of a trinket; gaudy and worthless.

trinket

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A small showy ornament or piece of jewelry
  • That little trinket around her neck must have cost a bundle.
  • A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.
  • It's only a little trinket , but it reminds her of him.
  • (nautical) A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship's foremast, probably on a lateen yard.
  • * Hakluyt
  • Sailing always with the sheets of mainsail and trinket warily in our hands.
  • (obsolete) A knife; a cutting tool.
  • (Tusser)

    Synonyms

    * (small ornament) See also: * (item of little value) See also:

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To give trinkets; to court favour.
  • (South)

    Anagrams

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    trinkety

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (informal) Resembling or characteristic of a trinket; gaudy and worthless.
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