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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 nicknacks

Historical Examples of nicknacks

  • So I buy materials and get Emma Topcroft to convert them into nicknacks.

    Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • The place was so full of nicknacks that one could hardly turn around.

  • Here you are all got together to this sale of fineries and nicknacks.

  • Then we should be ashamed of the work by which we must make money to pay for all these nicknacks.

  • He would not gratify us by even a peep inside, however, so for a time we had to be content with guessing what the nicknacks were.