[syn: bagatelle, bar billiards]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bagatelle \Bag`a*telle"\ (b[a^]g`[.a]*t[e^]l"), n. [F., fr. It.
bagatella; cf. Prov. It. bagata trifle, OF. bague, Pr. bagua,
bundle. See Bag, n.]
1. A trifle; a thing of no importance.
Rich trifles, serious bagatelles. --Prior.
2. A game played on an oblong board, having, at one end, cups
or arches into or through which balls are to be driven by
a rod held in the hand of the player.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a light piece of music for piano
2: something of little value or significance [syn: bagatelle,
fluff, frippery, frivolity]
3: a table game in which short cues are used to knock balls into
holes that are guarded by wooden pegs; penalties are incurred
if the pegs are knocked over [syn: bagatelle, bar
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "bagatelle":
a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, bauble, bean,
bibelot, bit, brass farthing, button, cent, curio, farce, farthing,
feather, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, gaud, gewgaw,
gimcrack, hair, halfpenny, hardly anything, hill of beans, jest,
joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, mere nothing, minikin,
mockery, molehill, next to nothing, peppercorn, picayune, pin,
pinch of snuff, pinprick, rap, red cent, row of pins, rush, shit,
snap, sneeshing, sou, straw, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality,
tuppence, two cents, twopence, whim-wham