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View synonyms for knick-knack

knick-knack

/ ˈnɪkˌnæk /

noun

  1. a cheap ornament; trinket
  2. an ornamental article of furniture, dress, etc


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Derived Forms

  • ˈknick-ˌknackery, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of knick-knack1

C17: by reduplication from knack , in obsolete sense: toy

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Example Sentences

This definition of the knick-knack fairly indicates the general level of our artistic competence.

Another traced her likeness in a few words, and described her as if she had been some knick-knack for sale at an auction.

And then, a woman who gives fifteen hundred francs for a knick-knack is not to be met with every day.

He stopped, took up a knick-knack, examined it mechanically and then resumed his walk.

The proprietors of these little knick-knack establishments were the nicest creatures, somehow suggesting venerable doves.

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