- any unusual article, object of art, etc., valued as a curiosity.
Origin of curio
Related Words for curiosantique, trinket, trifle, toy, bygone, bauble, collectible, whatnot, bibelot
Examples from the Web for curios
Historical Examples of curios
He spoke exactly as if he had been a collector who had been roaming the world for curios.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
Thou knowest, also, amigo Rafael, that I have been a gatherer of curios.Cabbages and Kings
Quoth Thomas scornfully, "Curios be blowed, put 'em in the beggars!"A Yeoman's Letters
P. T. Ross
I am going at last to see my mother, to recover my curios, my books!Sac-Au-Dos
Joris Karl Huysmans
The curios were very fond of Von Barwig, and he took quite an interest in them.The Music Master
- a small article valued as a collector's item, esp something fascinating or unusual
Word Origin for curio
"piece of bric-a-brac from the Far East," 1851, shortened form of curiosity (n.).