knickknack

noun knick·knack \ ˈnik-ˌnak \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of knickknack

: a small trivial article usually intended for ornament

Examples of knickknack in a Sentence

  1. The shelves were filled with knickknacks.

  2. a variety of pretty porcelain knickknacks adorned the mantel

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Origin and Etymology of knickknack

reduplication of knack

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KNICKKNACK Defined for English Language Learners

knickknack

noun

Definition of knickknack for English Language Learners

  • : a small object used for decoration


KNICKKNACK Defined for Kids

knickknack

noun knick·knack \ ˈnik-ˌnak \

Definition of knickknack for Students

: a small ornamental object


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