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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A fancy dish; delicacy.
2. A trinket.
From phonetic respelling of French quelque chose (something) as kickshaws which was treated as a plural and turned into the singular kickshaw. Earliest documented use: 1598.
"I assume it's a gloriously handsome affair ... slices of homemade seed cake and other toothsome kickshaws."
Jonathan Glancey; Mrs Beckett; Building Design (UK); Oct 24, 2008.
"A more sophisticated eye might cringe at the odd little kickshaws displayed about the room, but I appreciated the whimsy."
Amanda Stevens; The Prophet; Harlequin; 2012.
See more usage examples of kickshaw in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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