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Monday, October 16, 2006

Definitions for tchotchke

  1. A trinket; a knickknack.

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Citations for tchotchke
The rare tchotchke aside, our antiquing journeys mainly amounted to wishful foraging, in the spirit of a more roomy and prosperous someday we somehow never really articulated. Jacquelyn Mitchard, The Most Wanted
Of course, you also have arcades, like Funland, and your typical tchotchke vendors, like Ryan's Gems and Junk. Jamie Peck, Newsday
Origin of tchotchke
1965-1970
Tchotchke is from Yiddish tshatshke, "trinket," ultimately of Slavic origin. It is also spelled tsatske.