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bric-a-brac Explained

bric-a-brac at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1840, from obsolete Fr. phrase ? bric et ? brac "at random, any old way." ///

bric-a-brac at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] BrE [Date: 1800-1900; Language: French; Origin: bric-a-brac]// small objects that are not worth very much money but are interesting or attractive//

bric-a-brac at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "bric-a-brac":
art object, bauble, bibelot, brainchild, chaff, chicken feed,
chickenshit, classic, composition, creation, design, details,
fribble, froth, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, gimcrackery, grotesque,
kickshaw, kitsch, knack, knickknack, knickknackery, master,
masterpiece, masterwork, minutiae, mobile, museum piece, nude,
old master, pasticcio, pastiche, peanuts, piece, piece of virtu,
rubbish, small beer, small change, stabile, statue, still life,
study, toy, trash, trifles, trinket, trivia, trumpery, virtu,
whim-wham, work, work of art

bric-a-brac at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] ornaments and other small decorative objects of little value:
market stalls selling cheap bric-a-brac

bric-a-brac at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : miscellaneous curios [syn: {knickknack}, {nicknack}, {knickknackery},

bric-a-brac at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* bric-à-brac


Inter: en-noun » head=bric-a-brac|-
  • Small ornaments and other miscellaneous items of little value.


    * trinket
    • knick-knack
    • See also Category: Wikisaurus:bric-a-brac -


      Inter: trans-top » small ornaments and other miscellaneous items of little value
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schnickschnack|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedialite » Bric-a-brac
    • Inter: Wikisource1911Enc Citation » Bric à Brac

    Category: Category:English reduplications -
    Translation: et » bric-a-brac
    Translation: fr » bric-a-brac
    Translation: ko » bric-a-brac
    Translation: io » bric-a-brac
    Translation: hu » bric-a-brac
    Translation: pl » bric-a-brac
    Translation: fi » bric-a-brac
    Translation: ta » bric-a-brac
    Translation: zh » bric-a-brac

  • bric-à-brac at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: en-noun » head=bric-à-brac|-
  • Inter: alternative spelling of » bric-a-brac

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    Translation: br » bric-à-brac
    Translation: et » bric-à-brac
    Translation: fr » bric-à-brac
    Translation: ko » bric-à-brac
    Translation: io » bric-à-brac
    Translation: mg » bric-à-brac
    Translation: fi » bric-à-brac
    Translation: zh » bric-à-brac