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noun

  1. a tidbit or delicacy, especially one served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre.
  2. something showy but without value; trinket; trifle.

noun

  1. a valueless trinket
  2. archaic a small elaborate or exotic delicacy
n.

late 16c., “a fancy dish in cookery” (especially a non-native one), from English pronunciation of French quelque chose “a something, a little something.”

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