knickknack : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a small inexpensive mass-produced article
  • n  miscellaneous curios

  • Victorian-era cotton nightgowns are all the rage in Tokyo this year, and this clothing and knickknack shop boasts an entire rack of them, as well as stylishly scuffed Louis Vuitton .
  • Though low tables of (mostly technical) volumes line the sidewalks, they seem to be equaled or outnumbered by stationery, electronics and knickknack shops.
  • Located at the foot of that beloved American knickknack, the Seattle Space Needle, the EMP is an "interactive" rock museum costing $240 million (more than $100 million for Gehry's .
News & Articles

  • 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.        
    June 6, 2013 - Boston Globe

  • Ronnie Brown in
    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...
  • Shaquille O'Neal in East Valley Tribune
    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 .........
  • Josh Beckett in Boston Globe
    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...

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