nicknack

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nicknack miscellaneous curios
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nicknack See Knickknack.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nicknack See knickknack.
    • n nicknack A repast to which all present contributed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nicknack nik′nak a trifle—dim. Nick′nacket
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Same as Knick-knack.

Usage

In literature:

They had hardly exchanged a few commonplace words when two Indian girls made their appearance, offering all sorts of nicknacks for sale.
"The Coming Conquest of England" by August Niemann
Nicknack, tied to a tree, nibbled the sweet, green grass, and Jan made a wreath of buttercups for her doll.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
I see you go in for color schemes and nicknacks.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
Archie had one particular valise of his own that he declared contained only a few nicknacks which no one ought to travel without.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Such an array of nicknacks and pretty things on mantel and dressing-case she had never seen before.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
In a little while Teddy came back driving Nicknack hitched to Ted's sled.
"The Curlytops Snowed In" by Howard R. Garis
Nicknack was the Curlytops' pet goat.
"The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch" by Howard R. Garis
The place was so full of nicknacks that one could hardly turn around.
"At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
I went back to my house and ransacked it furtively for nicknacks, without much success.
"A Witch of the Hills, v. 1-2" by Florence Warden
So I buy materials and get Emma Topcroft to convert them into nicknacks.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
We sat down to table: Sophie at its head in a fresh-looking pink gown and bracelets and nicknacks.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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