knickknack

US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnɪkˌnæk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(niknak′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
knick•knack /ˈnɪkˌnæk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a small item used mostly for ornament;
    a piece of bric-a-brac.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
knick•knack  (niknak′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an ornamental trinket or gimcrack;
    a bit of bric-a-brac.
Also,  nick•nack.  knickknacked′, adj. 
knickknack′y, adj. 
  • gradational compound based on knack in obsolete sense "toy'' 1610–20

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
knick-knack, nick-nack /ˈnɪkˌnæk/ n
  1. a cheap ornament; trinket
  2. an ornamental article of furniture, dress, etc
Etymology: 17th Century: by reduplication from knack, in obsolete sense: toy
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