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 clink1.
(comparative more clinquant, superlative most clinquant)
- glittery; dressed in, or overlaid with, tinsel finery.
- Dutch metal