Origin of clinquantFr, present participle of earlier clinquer, to clink, glitter from Middle Dutch klinken
Origin of clinquantFrench glistening, tinkling present participle of obsolete clinquer to clink perhaps from Middle Dutch klinken ; see clink 1.
(comparative more clinquant, superlative most clinquant)
- glittery; dressed in, or overlaid with, tinsel finery.
- Dutch metal