kick shaw

kickshaw

[kik-shaw]
noun
1.
a tidbit or delicacy, especially one served as an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre.
2.
something showy but without value; trinket; trifle.

Origin:
1590–1600; back formation from kickshaws < French quelque chose something (by folk etymology)

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kickshaw or kickshaws (ˈkɪkˌʃɔː)
 
n
1.  a valueless trinket
2.  archaic a small elaborate or exotic delicacy
 
[C16: back formation from kickshaws, by folk etymology from French quelque chose something]
 
kickshaws or kickshaws
 
n
 
[C16: back formation from kickshaws, by folk etymology from French quelque chose something]

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