knickknack

or nick·nack

[ nik-nak ]
/ ˈnɪkˌnæk /

noun

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”

OTHER WORDS FROM knickknack

knick·knacked, adjectiveknick·knack·y, adjective
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