from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A trifling object kept as a charm or gewgaw; a trifle: as, “handing brimborions, baubles, knickknacks,” etc.

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  • noun obsolete A useless or valueless object


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  • "Matter of brimborion, Chevalier! not to be questioned by laymen!

    The Golden Dog


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  • A thing without value or use; trash, nonsense.

    May 12, 2008

  • The rhymer has the oyster’s need

    For stuff on which a pearl can breed.

    A quirk to build a story on,

    Some promising brimborion,

    A trifle to serve as limerick seed.

    October 18, 2014