- miscellaneous small articles collected for their antiquarian, sentimental, decorative, or other interest.
Origin of bric-a-brac
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Historical Examples of bric-a-brac
The "home" does not consist in the furniture, the rooms, the bric-a-brac, or the curtains.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
Always remember when you are in Society that bric-a-brac is expensive.You Should Worry Says John Henry
George V. Hobart
Spending his money on bric-a-brac like that—and that's not all!Skippy Bedelle
These houses are as quaint in their antique interiors as a bric-a-brac cabinet.Duffels
Theyve sold most of the pictures, china, bric-a-brac and other valuables.The Sorrows of Satan
- miscellaneous small objects, esp furniture and curios, kept because they are ornamental or rare
Word Origin for bric-a-brac
1840, from obsolete French à bric et à brac (16c.) "at random, any old way," a nonsense phrase.