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knickknack

or nick·nack

[nik-nak]
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noun
  1. an ornamental trinket or gimcrack; a bit of bric-a-brac.
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Origin of knickknack

1610–20; gradational compound based on knack in obsolete sense “toy”
Related formsknick·knacked, adjectiveknick·knack·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for knickknack

Historical Examples

  • “Perhaps one or two smaller things, a knickknack or two,” he moaned.

    The Inevitable

    Louis Couperus

  • He well represented the spirit and workmanship of the eighteenth century in the knickknack art of the Second Empire.

  • The girls helped to make the cave more homelike, and the lads appreciated every decoration and knickknack given them.