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fallals pl (plural only)

  1. (colloquial, dated) ornaments; trinkets; frippery
    • 1852, William Makepeace Thackeray, Mens Wives[1], HTML edition, University of Adelaide, published 2006:
      … her ornaments were the biggest; her hats, toques, berets, marabouts, and other fallals, always the most conspicuous.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “fallals” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)