knick-knack


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knick-knack

(ˈnɪkˌnæk) or

nick-nack

n
1. a cheap ornament; trinket
2. an ornamental article of furniture, dress, etc
[C17: by reduplication from knack, in obsolete sense: toy]
ˈknick-ˌknackery, ˈnick-ˌnackery n
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knick-knack

noun trinket, trifle, plaything, bauble, bric-a-brac, bagatelle, gimcrack, gewgaw, bibelot, kickshaw Her flat is spilling over with knick-knacks.
Translations

knick-knack

[ˈnɪknæk] Nchuchería f, chisme m

knick-knack

[ˈnɪknæk] ncolifichet m

knick-knack

nnette Kleinigkeit, Kinkerlitzchen nt; knick-knacksKrimskrams m; (= figurines)Nippes pl, → Nippsachen pl

knick-knack

[ˈnɪkˌnæk] nninnolo
References in classic literature ?
Elsewhere the count found everything he required -- smelling-bottles, cigars, knick-knacks.
Here voyageurs frolicked away their wages, fiddling and dancing in the booths and cabins, buying all kinds of knick-knacks, dressing themselves out finely, and parading up and down, like arrant braggarts and coxcombs.
There were no flowers, and various knick-knacks, put away during the summer, had not been replaced; there was something cheerless and stiff about the room which had always seemed so friendly; it gave you an odd feeling, as though someone were lying dead on the other side of the wall.
Pris and Phil and Stella had knick-knacks and pictures galore, which latter they proceeded to hang according to taste, in reckless disregard of Miss Patty's new paper.
Commissary Brent, to whom the general transferred his attentions now--his bouquets, his dinners at the restaurateurs', his opera-boxes, and his knick-knacks.
When she went into Kitty's little room, a pretty, pink little room, full of knick-knacks in vieux saxe, as fresh, and pink, and white, and gay as Kitty herself had been two months ago, Dolly remembered how they had decorated the room the year before together, with what love and gaiety.
THE KNICK-KNACK OF IT Everyone is going wild for the new Tiger store which has opened on Castle Lane in Befast.
As that other wise philosopher, Confucius, would undoubtedly say: "Man defending girlfriend wins even more female fans than those Armani knick-knack ads.
AMBULANCE worker Martin Jackson picked up a knick-knack for PS3.
The owners had no idea the knick-knack - knocked over three times by the pet cat - was a 300-year-old antique from China.
There are bunny dolls, stuffed-animals, toys, antiques, and virtually every bunny-related knick-knack imaginable.
But Miss Breakbone goes too far when she confiscates a knick-knack a child has intended for his mother's birthday gift.