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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
Bell's doesn't just bring beer; representatives bring collectible tchotchkes, like last year's gold lamé caps.
In the wrong context, too much tchotchke—but in the right hands, the sign of a certain haute-boho dash.
But almost everything that businesses make—from phone cases to propellers to drills—lies between these bookends of tchotchkes and jet-engines, and is often made of metal or composites of metals and other materials.
Arizona Republic PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico — Tacky T-shirts, NFL blankets, tequila and tchotchkes galore are peddled to tourists on the seaside Malecon.
Per royal tchotchke tradition, Madame Tussauds debuted the couple’s official statues a few days ahead of their wedding last month.
This tchotchke-stuffed seating area is often overseen by a big black dog named Phoebe, who can usually be found lying on the floor.
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.
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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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