Definition of knick-knack noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɪk næk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪk næk//
[usually plural] (sometimes disapproving) Interior décor
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a small decorative object in a house synonym ornament a collection of knick-knacks There were no photographs, no knick-knacks: just a simple table and chairs. See related entries: Interior décor Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘a petty trick’): reduplication of knack.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: knick-knack