tchotchke

[chahch-kuh]
noun Slang.
an inexpensive souvenir, trinket, or ornament.
Also, chotchke.


Origin:
1965–70, Americanism; < Yiddish tshatshke < Polish czaczko bibelot, knickknack (now obsolete; compare modern cacko with same sense, orig. dial.); of expressive orig.

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tchotchke
"tinket, gewgaw," also (transf.) "pretty girl," 1964, Amer.Eng., from Yiddish, from a Slavic source (cf. Rus. tsatska).
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tchotchke definition


and chotchke
  1. n.
    a trinket or ornament. (From Yiddish.) : Her whole house is filled with tchotchkes and old photographs.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
The place is two floors of warehouse-style shopping, with every tchotchke you could imagine.
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