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Definition of "knickknack" [knick•knack]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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. ""