- an ornamental trinket or gimcrack; a bit of bric-a-brac.
Origin of knickknack
1610–20; gradational compound based on knack in obsolete sense “toy”
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Examples from the Web for nicknack
If you do he'll want to come with us, and we can't make Nicknack race.
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.