from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small ornamental article; a trinket.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of knick-knack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A trifle or toy; a bawble; a gewgaw; a tchotchke.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pleasing trifle; something more ornamental than useful; a trinket; a toy; a kickshaw; an unsubstantial dainty: a word, of very indefinite application, nearly always used in the plural.
- n. A small trick; a deceitful practice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small inexpensive mass-produced article
- n. miscellaneous curios
You can already buy every kind of knickknack imaginable in Galveston, and if I wanted trinkets, baubles or other tchotchkes I would probably go down to the Strand.
a little tradin ', and I run acrost a new kind of knickknack, which it seemed like to me it was about the best thing I ever tasted in my whole life.
I used to think 'knickknack' was French for 'small, ugly ceramic poodle. "
Each piece of furniture and knickknack had its own story.
She picked up a gold ring from a knickknack ashtray on the bookcase.
The Nazis had perpetrated the worst crimes in the history of the world and here I had this little knickknack.
In desperation I grabbed the engraved plaques from Toastmasters, the wooden clock my ex-husband had made, a redwood jewelry box, garage sale picture frames waiting for family photos, knickknack shelves that needed glue.
A woman who had taken cover behind a glass knickknack case pointed timorously to the staircase leading up to the second floor.
The Parkview Shopping Center, once a bustling hangout for high-schoolers and determined shopaholics, was all but deserted, its high-end shops long gone, now little more than a collection of dollar stores and knickknack emporiums.
I walked past the magazine racks and knickknack glass counters with jewelry and fancy perfume bottles to the restaurant.