bric-a-brac

noun \ ˈbri-kə-ˌbrak \

Definition of bric-a-brac

plural 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 and Etymology of bric-a-brac

French bric-à-brac


BRIC-A-BRAC Defined for English Language Learners

bric-a-brac

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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