bric–a–brac

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noun \ˈbri-kə-ˌbrak\

Definition of bric–a–brac

plural

bric–a–brac

  1. 1 :  a miscellaneous collection of small articles commonly of ornamental or sentimental value :  curios

  2. 2 :  something suggesting bric-a-brac especially in extraneous decorative quality

Origin and Etymology of bric–a–brac

French bric-à-brac


First Known Use: 1840


BRIC–A–BRAC Defined for English Language Learners

bric–a–brac

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noun \ˈbri-kə-ˌbrak\

Definition of bric–a–brac for English Language Learners

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


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