curio curio  /ˈkjʊ ri oʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

Usage(s):

  1. To do that, some consultants take photos of bureau tops or draw diagrams of knickknacks in a curio cabinet.
  2. Jackson, as we know, hung around, adding notoriety to his fame and descending, to put it gently, into curio status.
  3. When not scouring the curio and antique shops of Shanghai, the 38-year-old collector frequents online forums such as those at Watchuseek.

News

  1. Jennifer Aniston's Wedding Is Doomed

    Well, here we go. This is how it starts. Or how it ends. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's wedding plans are apparently on hold. So this is it. Here it is. Poor old Jennifer Aniston, the lonely old maid of the Southland, is about to lose love once again. Who knows what's happened. Perhaps she showed him too many of her mysterious curio rooms, full of jars of hair labeled "Vince" and "John ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. Flea market fix-ups

    I have always been a flea market junkie. The sidewalk sales, the old curio shops and the demolition sites pull me in wherever I am, at home or on my travels. In her new book, “Paris Flea Market Style,” Claudia Strasser has a beautiful way of getting to the core of why the old and the discarded hold such an important place in our...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Observer-Reporter

Quotes

  1. "He took the trip a little while ago, and he found a sort of curio shop ...... [it's] kind of hard to believe that that would exist over there," Bixler-Zavala said. "He brought me back ...... what you'd call a Ouija board in the States, and...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Cedric Bixler-Zavala Source: MTV.com

  2. Sydney, who made her TV debut in The Royal at the tender age of three, said: "I loved working on Curio. It was great fun. I loved working with the cast and crew and I am really happy to win the award."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Sydney Wade Source: Teen Daily

  3. "This is a dramatic change," explained Carter. "By eliminating the wall that had previously housed the electrical panel, we gained a view. Glass in the curio cabinets also allows the Gulf view to be seen from the entry."
    on May 16, 2009 By: Jenny Carter Source: Naples Daily News

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