Knickknack Knick"knack`, n. [See {Knack}.] A trifle or toy; a bawble; a gewgaw; a tchotchke. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • knickknack — [n] trinket; decorative piece bagatelle, bauble, bibelot, bric a brac, conversation piece, curio, curiosity, device, embellishment, flummery, frill, furbelow, gadget*, miniature, notion, novelty, objet d’art, ornament, plaything*, showpiece,… …   New thesaurus

  • knickknack — [nik′nak΄] n. [redupl. of KNACK] a small ornamental article or contrivance; gimcrack; trinket …   English World dictionary

  • knickknack — also nicknack noun Etymology: reduplication of knack Date: 1682 a small trivial article usually intended for ornament …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knickknack — knickknacked, adj. knickknacky, adj. /nik nak /, n. an ornamental trinket or gimcrack; a bit of bric a brac. Also, nicknack. [1610 20; gradational compound based on KNACK in obs. sense toy ] * * * …   Universalium

  • knickknack — Synonyms and related words: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, agate, bagatelle, ball, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, blocks, brass farthing, bric a brac, button, cent, checkerboard, chessboard, club,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • knickknack — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bric a brac, trifle, trinket, gewgaw. See ornament, unimportance. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. ornament, curio, gewgaw, gimcrack, objet d art (French), conversation piece, bric a brac, curiosity, bibelot,… …   English dictionary for students

  • knickknack — knick|knack [ nık,næk ] noun count a small inexpensive object used as a decoration: a collection of knick knacks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • knickknack — n. decorative object, ornament …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knickknack — noun it s no fun dusting all her knickknacks Syn: trinket, novelty, gewgaw, bibelot, ornament, trifle, bauble, gimcrack, curio, tchotchke; memento, souvenir, kickshaw; archaic gaud …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • knickknack — n gewgaw, gimcrack, Inf. whimwham, bauble, trinket, doodad, bagatelle, trifle, kickshaw, brummagem, toy, plaything; gaud, showy ornament, spangle, sequin, tinsel, clinquant; worthless finery, frippery, Archaic. trumpery, junk; bric a brac,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder