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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A useless or valueless object

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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

    The Golden Dog


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  • 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

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

    May 12, 2008