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knickknack

[nik-nak] /ˈnɪkˌnæk/
noun
1.
an ornamental trinket or gimcrack; a bit of bric-a-brac.
Also, nick·nack.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; gradational compound based on knack in obsolete sense “toy”
Related forms
knickknacked, adjective
knickknacky, adjective
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  • Housed inside a red roof-tiled building, the casual interior features hardwood floors, wooden booths and knickknack-covered walls.
  • The interior features leather booths, white linens and knickknack covered walls.

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