Definitions

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  • adj. Having a knack; cunning; crafty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a knack; cunning; crafty; trickish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Adroit; clever; adaptable; having a knack.

Etymologies

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knack +‎ -y

Examples

  • I never know where to put all the knick-knacky stuff, so I think it's going to all get thrown in a box and put in the closet.

    "Between the Disney Channel and Mr. Roger's, I'm screwed."

  • And I have to know it, because there's going to be a jury of these knacky folks, and they're going to decide whether Makepeace Smith is a plain liar, or I am.

    Alvin Journeyman

  • John Hallett, notwithstanding the roughness of his aspect, was rather knick-knacky in his tastes; a great patron of small inventions, such as the _improved_ ne plus ultra cork-screw, and the latest patent snuffers.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 288, Supplementary Number

  • She got splints and set his leg just as knacky, and bandaged it up, and she has tended him like a sick baby ever since.

    Further Chronicles of Avonlea

  • Anne's tickled to death over the whole business, and she has a real knacky way with children, I must say.

    Anne of Avonlea

  • And as to drink, a man that takes the first glass is as quiet and as merry as a pet lamb; and after the second glass he is as knacky as a monkey; and after the third glass he is as ready for battle as a lion; and after the fourth glass he is like a swine as he is.

    The Kiltartan History Book

  • Wall-E this week, about a robot on some kind of post-apocalyptic planet Earth hard at work building structures and collecting knick-knacky cultural remnants of civilization.

    Philosophy Over Coffee

  • At the bottom of the hill, outside a knicky-knacky antiquey sort of shop, I pick up, for a dollar, The Fourth Edition of the Junior Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sport (with an all-new chapter on "winter ski-ing").

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • In my dream, I was at some knick-knacky kind of store, and I found a two-pack of old-school velcro wallets that would be perfect for M&R.

    Snickollet

  • After the toys, there’s a bunch of a little knick-knacky things … I’m just looking around my room …

    Profiles in 'Lost' Fandom: Stuart Kizcek

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