a small ornament, piece of jewelry, etc., usually of little value.
anything of trivial value.
verb (used without object)
to deal secretly or surreptitiously.

1525–35; origin uncertain Unabridged
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trinket (ˈtrɪŋkɪt)
1.  a small or worthless ornament or piece of jewellery
2.  a trivial object; trifle
[C16: perhaps from earlier trenket little knife, via Old Northern French, from Latin truncāre to lop]

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Word Origin & History

1533, of unknown origin. Evidently a dim. form, perhaps related to trick.
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Example sentences
Every year he would add a new trinket, until the two ran out of money.
Best results are usually obtained by giving away something useful, and not some
  trinket destined for a junk drawer.
So, now you know that the nautilus is beautiful and often marketed as a
  souvenir or other trinket.
The ethereal, mysterious kalimba is often misunderstood, misinterpreted and
  mistaken for being a museum piece or trinket.
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