knickknack

noun knick·knack \ˈnik-ˌnak\

Definition of knickknack

  1. :  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>

Variants of knickknack

less commonly

\ˈnik-ˌnak\

Origin and Etymology of knickknack

reduplication of knack


First Known Use: 1682

Other Household Terms


KNICKKNACK Defined for English Language Learners

knickknack

noun knick·knack \ˈnik-ˌnak\

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

  1. :  a small ornamental object



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