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1. A fancy food; a delicacy.
2. A trinket; a gewgaw.
[By folk etymology from French quelque chose, something : quelque, some (quel, what from Latin quālis, of what kind; see quality + que, what, which, who, from Vulgar Latin *que, from Latin quid, what; see quiddity) + chose, thing; see chose2.]
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1. a valueless trinket
2. (Cookery) archaic a small elaborate or exotic delicacy
[C16: back formation from kickshaws, by folk etymology from French quelque chose something]
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1. a tidbit or delicacy.
2. trinket; trifle.
[1590–1600; back formation from kickshaws < French quelque chose something]
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|Noun||1.||kickshaw - something considered choice to eat |
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition - a source of materials to nourish the body
nectar, ambrosia - (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
jelly, gelatin - an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
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