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knick-knack

/ˈnɪkˌnæk/
noun
1.
a cheap ornament; trinket
2.
an ornamental article of furniture, dress, etc
Derived Forms
knick-knackery, nick-nackery, noun
Word Origin
C17: by reduplication from knack, in obsolete sense: toy
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Word Origin and History for knick-knack
n.

also knickknack, 1570s, reduplication of knack "stratagem, trick."

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