Kick"shaws` (?), n.; pl. Kickshawses (#) [Corrupt. fr. F. quelque chose something, fr. L. qualis of what kind (akin to E. which) + suffix -quam + causa cause, in LL., a thing. See Which, and Cause.]
Something fantastical; any trifling, trumpery thing; a toy.
Art thou good at these kickshawses!
A fancy dish; a titbit; a delicacy.
Some pigeons, . . . a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws.
Cressy was lost by kickshaws and soup-maigre.
© Webster 1913.