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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
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The dining-room walls are barren and clean, so don't expect a lot of tchotchkes and pictures.
European highlights can often be found without token tchotchkes and t-shirts adjacent.
Our Creature Comforts Just a few quaint tchotchkes First, How to Start the Day.
In between phone calls, Elshiva feeds her cat, dusts her tchotchkes, and talks with a painting of St. George, waiting for her son Daniel to come back.
Like oversize pages from a scrapbook, these displays included photographs, drawings, artworks, ribbons, textiles, paint samples, bits of plastic, lengths of rope, tourist tchotchkes and, in one instance, a piece of frilly lingerie.
Making a tchotchke tradition is a great way to keep family memories.
There, sets of china fill shelf after shelf, alongside small appliances and decorative tchotchkes.
George Yu of the Chinatown Business Improvement District said multiple stores selling identical tchotchkes and cheap garments might do well to rethink their business plan.
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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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