Definition of mathom in US English:

mathom

noun

  • A trinket, a piece of bric-a-brac.

Origin

Old English (in an earlier sense). Cognate with Old Saxon mēðom (masculine) precious thing, a treasure, Old Icelandic meiðmar (feminine plural) valuables, Gothic maiþms (masculine) gift, ultimately from the Indo-European base of classical Latin mūtāre to exchange.

Pronunciation

mathom

/ˈmað(ə)m/