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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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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 ?
From each side of the saddle hangs an esquimoot, a sort of pocket, in which she bestows the residue of her trinkets and nick-nacks, which cannot be crowded on the decoration of her horse or herself.
"I'll have no clumsy beasts enter my palace, to overturn and break all my pretty nick-nacks. When the rest of your friends are transformed you can return to the upper world, and go about your business."
Located next to the Post Office since 1999, this cafe also acts as a vintage shop and sells books, tools, records and china, among other nick-nacks.
I am going to have a stall at our Christmas Light Switch On at the hospice on Wednesday, November 21, to sell all my nick-nacks. I have invited Father Christmas so that you can come along and tell him what you would like for Christmas and you can also enjoy hot chocolate and mince pies to keep you warm on a winter's night.
Make this nice, bright and colourful with lots of little nick-nacks of stationary, stickers and fun artefacts and they will be raring to go.
Bukhari carpets and traditional caps and coats hang on the walls, while a mural of an elderly woman pouring tea dominates one corner -- it is the eclectic mix of vibrant wall paintings and ethnic nick-nacks that make this restaurant so instantly recognizable.
Modern Farmhouse is a world away from frilly gingham and chintzy nick-nacks. It's raw and solid, industrial and purposeful.
The shop sells nick-nacks, antiques, vintage clothing and accessories along with unique furniture from yesteryear.
There is plenty of cubby hole storage space for a family's nick-nacks with a covered box between the driver and front-seat passenger as well as glove box and cup holders.
He shunned fussy furniture and nick-nacks, but a self-confessed fan of blockbuster movies, he invested in a 60-inch plasma screen that is the main feature of the living-roomcome-office, which is his favourite room.
Much to Mrs E's delight, the pub was still full of olde-worlde trinkets and nick-nacks, making it a cosy and characterful little gem.
There are plenty of speciality shops and independent retailers lining the main street, selling all sorts of nick-nacks, souvenirs and gifts, and there's no shortage of eateries either with several cafes and hotels serving up some traditional and hearty dishes.