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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Small or trivial ornamental article; Souvenir.

Usage examples (17)
  • Everything became a nick-nack in this curious room.
  • Pao-yü, literary persons and pretty girls are, for the most part, brought together in marriage, through the agency of some trifling but ingenious nick-nack.
  • Save up for one fabulous piece—whether it be a jewelled mirror, some sort of nick-nack or a beaded cushion—and display it somewhere that will draw the eye.
  • It's also known as 'Arthur in my back garden syndrome' by often Welsh archaeologists who have to handle people who think they've found some Arthurian nick-nack or... for more
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