collector's item

noun

Definition of collector's item

: an item whose rarity or excellence makes it especially worth collecting; broadly : collectible

Examples of collector's item in a Sentence

  1. Her paintings have become collector's items.

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First Known Use of collector's item

1932


COLLECTOR'S ITEM Defined for English Language Learners

collector's item

noun

Definition of collector's item for English Language Learners

  • : an object that people want because it is rare or valuable


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