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tchotch·ke

or chach·ka  (chŏch′kə) also tsats·ke (tsäts′kə)
n. Slang
A cheap showy trinket.

[Yiddish tshatshke, from Polish dialectal czaczka.]

tchotchke

(ˈtʃɑːtʃkə)
n
a trinket or knick-knack
[Yiddish]

tchotch•ke

(ˈtʃɑtʃ kə)

n., pl. -kes. Informal.
a knickknack.
[1965–70, Amer.; < Yiddish tshatshke < Polish czaczko bibelot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tchotchke - (Yiddish) an attractive, unconventional woman
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
2.tchotchke - (Yiddish) an inexpensive showy trinket
collectable, collectible - things considered to be worth collecting (not necessarily valuable or antique)
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
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Chachkes (1999) indicated that "social work values fit easily with the goals of rehabilitation, which are to facilitate maximum functioning and quality of life, encouraging independence and patient involvement" (p.
In stressful hospital organizational cultures, social workers often experience high-volume and high-acuity caseloads, quick patient turnaround (leaving little time for intervention and planning), devaluation and challenging of social work within a medical model, and professional territory and responsibility disputes (Dane & Chachkes, 2001; Gregorian, 2005; Pockett, 2003).
Chachkes (1994) documented a negative relationship between the degree of value conflict and job satisfaction among medical social workers.