Definition of "knickknack" []

  • A small ornamental article; a trinket. (noun)
  • A cheap ornament; trinket (noun)

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  • An ornamental article of furniture, dress, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "knickknack" in a sentence
  • "You can already buy every kind of knickknack imaginable in Galveston, and if I wanted trinkets, baubles or other tchotchkes I would probably go down to the Strand."
  • "a little tradin ', and I run acrost a new kind of knickknack, which it seemed like to me it was about the best thing I ever tasted in my whole life."
  • "I used to think 'knickknack' was French for 'small, ugly ceramic poodle. ""