noun Etymology: Yiddish tshatshke trinket, from obsolete Polish czaczko Date: 1971 knickknack, trinket

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  • tchotchke — chotch ke n. 1. [Yiddish tshatshke, trinket, from Pol. czaczko. MW10.] a knickknack or trinket; a decorative item or souvenir of little value. [Also spelled {chotchke}.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tchotchke — tinket, gewgaw, also (transf.) pretty girl, 1964, Amer.Eng., from Yiddish, from a Slavic source (Cf. Rus. tsatska) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tchotchke — ☆ tchotchke [chäch′kə, chäch′kē ] n. [Yiddish tshatshke < Slav] Informal a knickknack, collectible, trinket, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Tchotchke — A collection of conference tchotchkes Tchotchke (pronounced /ˈtʃɒtʃki/ choch kee) are small toys, gewgaws, knickknacks, baubles, lagniappes, trinkets, or kitsch. The term has a connotation …   Wikipedia

  • tchotchke — noun A small, decorative item or souvenir, usually of no particular value.<ref name= EOD etym defs /> I am a child of modernism ndash; [...] As such I have inherited a distrust of the tchotchke, which I have still ndash; [...] …   Wiktionary

  • tchotchke —    Showy but valueless. Rapidly trifling. One of the many words in English for miscellaneous objects or nondescript junk, which also includes knickknack, trinket, doodad, whatnot, and gewgaw Tchotchke originated from the Yiddish tshatshke, and… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • tchotchke — noun 1. (Yiddish) an attractive, unconventional woman • Syn: ↑chachka, ↑tsatske, ↑tshatshke, ↑tchotchkeleh • Topics: ↑Yiddish • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tchotchke — /chahch keuh/, n. Slang. an inexpensive souvenir, trinket, or ornament. Also, chotchke. [1965 70, Amer.; < Yiddish tshatshke < Pol czaczko bibelot, knickknack (now obs.; cf. mod. cacko with same sense, orig. dial.); of expressive orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tchotchke — n. small trinket or decorative object, knickknack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tchotchke —    , chotchke    (CHOTCH keh) [Yiddish, from Polish] A cheap trinket, ornament, or souvenir. A knickknack. Also written tsatzke …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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