/ˈkɪkʃɔ/ (say 'kikshaw)

1. any fancy dish in cookery.
2. Obsolete any dainty, unsubstantial, or paltry trifle.
{French; ? alteration of quelque chose something}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kickshaw — Kick shaw , n. See {Kickshaws}, the correct singular. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kickshaw — late 16c., a fancy dish in cookery (especially a non native one), from English pronunciation of Fr. quelque chose something …   Etymology dictionary

  • kickshaw — [kik′shô΄] n. [earlier kickshaws, altered (by folk etym.) < Fr quelque chose, something] 1. a fancy food or dish; delicacy; tidbit 2. a trinket; trifle; gewgaw …   English World dictionary

  • kickshaw — noun Etymology: by folk etymology from French quelque chose something Date: 1597 1. a fancy dish ; delicacy 2. trinket, gewgaw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kickshaw — /kik shaw /, n. 1. a tidbit or delicacy, esp. one served as an appetizer or hors d oeuvre. 2. something showy but without value; trinket; trifle. [1590 1600; back formation from kickshaws < F quelque chose something (by folk etym.)] * * * …   Universalium

  • kickshaw — noun a) A dainty or delicacy b) A trinket or gewgaw …   Wiktionary

  • kickshaw — Synonyms and related words: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, agate, ambrosia, bagatelle, ball, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, blocks, bonne bouche, brass farthing, bric a brac, button, cate, cent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • kickshaw — n. special delicacy; toy, attractive but worthless object …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kickshaw — noun 1》 archaic a fancy but insubstantial cooked dish. 2》 chiefly N. Amer. an elegant but insubstantial trinket. Origin C16: from Fr. quelque chose something …   English new terms dictionary

  • kickshaw — kick·shaw …   English syllables

  • kickshaw — kick•shaw [[t]ˈkɪkˌʃɔ[/t]] n. 1) coo a tidbit or delicacy 2) trinket; trifle • Etymology: 1590–1600; back formation from kickshaws < F quelque chose something …   From formal English to slang

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