plural noun
au·​to·​mo·​bil·​ia | \ ˌȯ-tə-mō-ˈbēl-yə How to pronounce automobilia (audio) \

Definition of automobilia

: collectible items relating to automobiles classic hood ornaments and other automobilia Sotheby's presents a major event for collectors of vintage automobiles, automobilia and automobile art …— advertisement, Connoisseur, May 1990 … there are fashion shows, jewelry for sale and automobilia galore, from classic posters to restored 1950s-style gas pumps.— Barry Spyker, Miami Herald, 18 Mar. 2004

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First Known Use of automobilia

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for automobilia

automobile entry 2 + -ia entry 2

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“Automobilia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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