Definition of Knickknack

1. Noun. A small inexpensive mass-produced article.

Exact synonyms: Novelty
Generic synonyms: Article

2. Noun. Miscellaneous curios.

Definition of Knickknack

1. n. A trifle or toy; a bawble; a gewgaw.

Definition of Knickknack

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of knick-knack) ¹

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Definition of Knickknack

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knickknack

knew someone in the biblical sense
knick points
knickerbocker glories
knickerbocker glory
knickknack (current term)
knife-rest crystal
knife and fork
knife blade
knife edge
knife fight
knife needle
knife pleat

Literary usage of Knickknack

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1. The Mary Dawson game book: a manual of original games and guessing contests by Mary Dawson (1916)
"II Give each child a knickknack. See which youngster can first find the name that describes the ... III Let each child draw the shape found in a knickknack ..."

2. Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship by Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Neumann Sverdrup (1897)
"It was touching to see the childlike pleasure with which each man received his gift—it might be a pipe or a knife or some little knickknack—he felt that it ..."

3. A Winter in the West by Charles Fenno Hoffman (1835)
"The effects of the Yankee were generally limited to a Dearborn wagon, a featherbed, a saddle and bridle, and some knickknack in the way of a machine for ..."

4. The Best Short Stories of ... and the Yearbook of the American Short Story edited by Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1918)
"But a little while ago I happened to be in Mr. B. Weil & Son's store, dom' a little tradin', and I run acrost a new kind of knickknack, which it seemed like ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1905)
"When one took a birdseye view of the labour entailed in the dismantling of what was virtually a china-shop and knickknack-museum, for the purpose of ..."

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