tchotchke


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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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There may be one sibling who wants to throw everything away, while another may drag out the process indefinitely, finding nostalgic value in every tchotchke.
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If we sense they would fit into our team, we invite them back and send them away with three things: a personality test, one of our games and a plush flower-a fun tchotchke.
The churlish tchotchke targeting Clinton was hatched up by an unknown vendor at the state's Republican Convention in Anaheim - where outreach to female voters was on the agenda.
The terminals have become must-have tech for anybody on Wall Street, anybody who follows Wall Street closely (such as financial journalists) and anybody close enough to Wall Street to want to look cool and have an expensive tchotchke in their office.
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You may have some tchotchke that's produced in a limited edition of a thousand pieces," says Brenner, "but 50 years from now, 999 of those pieces are still going to be in the shrink-wrap.
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They don't need another knick-knack or tchotchke to collect dust, and probably have all the tee shirts or bathrobes they'll be able to use for the rest of their lives.