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  1. knickknack.
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or nick·nack

  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 nicknack

Historical Examples

  • If you do he'll want to come with us, and we can't make Nicknack race.

    The Curlytops on Star Island

    Howard R. Garis

  • Nicknack just let it drip off him, and began to nibble some of the grass that grew on the island.

  • So Nicknack was left to nibble the grass, while the Curlytops wandered on and on.

  • They took long rides with Nicknack, and often Trouble went with them.

  • They went for a ride in the wagon drawn by Nicknack, taking Trouble with them.