knickknack knickknack  /ˈnɪk ˌnæk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small inexpensive mass-produced article
  2. (n) miscellaneous curios

Usage(s):

  • The King then forwarded a handsome knickknack, which he said had been a personal gift from Tsar Nicholas of all the Russias.

News

  • New tea room, Fancy That, open for business in Walpole

    As a child, Sarah Erlandson saved her allowance and once walked to an upscale gift store in Norwood Center and tried to buy her mother a knickknack she thought was $1 but which was actually $100. The saleswoman smiled and pointed the embarrassed 8-year-old to a teacup, saucer, and plate. Erlandson purchased the “trio” for $4, knowing today that it was worth much more.        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

Quotes

  1. "There's nothing dramatic. It's not like anyone's expecting me to hold out. It's a few knickknack things. There's language [issues]," said Brown. "I plan on signing it. It's not a big deal. We're just talking about some things. Obviously I'd...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Ronnie Brown Source: RealGM.com

  2. "I'm feeling good. I wasn't sure if I would ever feel like this again. But now that I do, let's not waste it," O'Neal said. "My career always been plagued by knickknack injuries, but now I have a young, unorthodox (training) staff here .........
    on Jan 1, 2009 By: Shaquille O'Neal Source: East Valley Tribune

  3. "Who knows where we'd be if everybody stayed healthy," Beckett said. "We've definitely had our share of knickknack stuff and even some big things, broken ribs. We've got to lead all of baseball in broken ribs for the year. There's no way...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Josh Beckett Source: Boston Globe

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