kickshaw

  • 1 Kickshaw — Kick shaw , n. See {Kickshaws}, the correct singular. [1913 Webster] …

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

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  • 3 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 …

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

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  • 5 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.)] * * * …

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

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  • 7 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,… …

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  • 8 kickshaw — n. special delicacy; toy, attractive but worthless object …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 kickshaw — kick·shaw …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 kickshaw — /ˈkɪkʃɔ/ (say kikshaw) noun 1. any fancy dish in cookery. 2. Obsolete any dainty, unsubstantial, or paltry trifle. {French; ? alteration of quelque chose something} …

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  • 13 kickshaw — n. 1 archaic, usu. derog. a fancy dish in cookery. 2 something elegant but insubstantial; a toy or trinket. Etymology: F quelque chose something …

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  • 15 quelque-chose — |kelkəˈshōz noun ( s) Etymology: French quelque chose, literally, something, anything : kickshaw * * * /kel keuh shohz / n. kickshaw. [ < F: something] * * * quelque chose see kick …

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  • 16 The Lady of Pleasure — is a Caroline era comedy of manners written by James Shirley, first published in 1637. It has often been cited as among the best, and sometimes as the single best, the most brilliant, of the dramatist s comic works.Date and performanceThe play… …

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  • 17 kʷo- — Also kʷi . Stem of relative and interrogative pronouns. Derivatives include who, whether, either, quorum, quip, and quality. 1. a. who, whose, whom, from Old English …

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  • 18 kicksie-wicksie — a fanciful word for wife in Shakespeare ( All s Well, II iii.297), 1601, apparently a perversion of KICKSHAW (Cf. kickshaw) a fancy dish in cookery …

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  • 19 kick|shaws — «KIHK SHZ», noun. = kickshaw. (Cf. ↑kickshaw) …

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  • 20 Cause — (k[add]z), n. [F. cause, fr. L. causa. Cf. {Cause}, v., {Kickshaw}.] 1. That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist. [1913 Webster] Cause is substance exerting its power into… …

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