bric-a-brac


bric–a–brac

noun \ˈbri-kə-ˌbrak\

: small objects that are used for decoration and are not usually valuable

plural bric–a–brac

Full Definition of BRIC-A-BRAC

1
:  a miscellaneous collection of small articles commonly of ornamental or sentimental value :  curios
2
:  something suggesting bric-a-brac especially in extraneous decorative quality

Origin of BRIC-A-BRAC

French bric-à-brac
First Known Use: 1840

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