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Examples of tchotchke in a Sentence
a bedroom with polka-dot curtains, flowery wallpaper, and shelves cluttered with tchotchkes from a lifetime of vacations
Recent Examples of tchotchke from the Web
Hipsters and matrons alike come here in search of vintage items and tchotchkes.
Dean began planning a royal wedding event back in November, and made a trip to London earlier this year to stock up on Harry and Meghan tchotchkes.
The design was made into countless knicknacks and tchotchkes and was emblazoned on T-shirts and coffee cups.
The prizes are fun tchotchkes the manager picks up at a thrift store.
Representatives bring collectible tchotchkes, like last year's gold lamé caps.
Much splinters and cracks during this fine production: relationships, tchotchkes, hearts – as in opening up, allowing in air and light, and as in destruction.
What would the man who called for the violent overthrow of the capitalist system via a revolution of the proletariat have made of his life being remembered through useless tchotchkes?
On a shelf above her desk, among family photos and tchotchkes, is her daily affirmation.
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Did You Know?
Just as trinkets can dress up your shelves or coffee table, many words for "miscellaneous objects" or "nondescript junk" decorate our language. Knickknack, doodad, gewgaw, and whatnot are some of the more common ones. While many such words are of unknown origin, we know that tchotchke comes from the Yiddish tshatshke of the same meaning, and ultimately from a now-obsolete Polish word, czaczko. Tchotchke is a pretty popular word these days, but it wasn't commonly used in English until the 1970s.
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