Kickshawses
Kickshaws Kick"shaws`, n.; pl. {Kickshawses}[Corrupt. fr. F. quelque chose something, fr. L. qualis of what kind (akin to E. which) + suffix -guam + causa cause, in LL., a thing. See {Which}, and {Cause}.] 1. Something fantastical; any trifling, trumpery thing; a toy. [1913 Webster]

Art thou good at these kickshawses! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A fancy dish; a tidbit; a delicacy. [1913 Webster]

Some pigeons, . . . a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Cressy was lost by kickshaws and soup-maigre. --Fenton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Kickshaws — Kick shaws , n.; pl. {Kickshawses}[Corrupt. fr. F. quelque chose something, fr. L. qualis of what kind (akin to E. which) + suffix guam + causa cause, in LL., a thing. See {Which}, and {Cause}.] 1. Something fantastical; any trifling, trumpery… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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