Definitions for: Kickshaws






Webster (1913) Definition: Kick"shaws`, n.; pl. Kickshawses[Corrupt. fr. F.
guelgue chose something, fr. L. gualis 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.

Art thou good at these kickshawses! --Shak.

2. A fancy dish; a titbit; a delicacy.

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

Cressy was lost by kickshaws and soup-maigre.
--Fenton.

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