bric-a-brac

noun
\ ˈbri-kə-ˌbrak How to pronounce bric-a-brac (audio) \
plural bric-a-brac

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

First Known Use of bric-a-brac

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bric-a-brac

French bric-à-brac

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The first known use of bric-a-brac was in 1830

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“Bric-a-brac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bric-a-brac. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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bric-a-brac

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English Language Learners Definition of bric-a-brac

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

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