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.
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Translations

knick-knack

[ˈnɪknæk] Nchuchería f, chisme m
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knick-knack

[ˈnɪknæk] ncolifichet m
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knick-knack

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

[ˈnɪkˌnæk] nninnolo
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References in classic literature ?
"Will your excellency deign to open it?" said the delighted Bertuccio, "and you will find gloves in it." Elsewhere the count found everything he required -- smelling-bottles, cigars, knick-knacks.
He bought the books he thought she would like best and wrote her name in them; he got the little feminine knick-knacks of basket and thimble.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She set up a manservant, and put him in livery of brown cloth with red pipins, she renewed parts of her furniture, hung new papers on the walls, adorned her salon with plants and flowers, always fresh, and crowded it with knick-knacks that were then in vogue; then she, who had always shown scruples as to her personal expenses, did not hesitate to put her dress in keeping with the rank to which she aspired, the profits of which were discounted in several of the shops where she equipped herself for war.
If I'd spent some fifteen hundred roubles on them for the trousseau and presents, on knick-knacks, dressing-cases, jewellery, materials, and all that sort of trash from Knopp's and the English shop, my position would have been better and .
Of all the little knick-knacks in your dressing-case, there wasn't one that had so much as a speck on it.
She looked about her for a moment, and presently went to a table and began to arrange certain books and knick-knacks. Newman was struck with the high respectability of her appearance; he was afraid to address her as a servant.
Becky had it made into a pelisse for herself, in which she rode in the Bois de Boulogne to the admiration of all: and you should have seen the scene between her and her delighted husband, whom she rejoined after the army had entered Cambray, and when she unsewed herself, and let out of her dress all those watches, knick-knacks, bank-notes, cheques, and valuables, which she had secreted in the wadding, previous to her meditated flight from Brussels!
On their new Instagram account, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked well-wishers to donate to charity instead of adding to the royal knick-knack zoo.