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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Kickshaws \Kick"shaws`\, n.; pl. Kickshawses[Corrupt. fr. F. quelque chose something, fr. L. qualis 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. [1913 Webster] Art thou good at these kickshawses! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A fancy dish; a tidbit; a delicacy. [1913 Webster] Some pigeons, . . . a joint of mutton, and any pretty little tiny kickshaws. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Cressy was lost by kickshaws and soup-maigre. --Fenton. [1913 Webster]