Bric-a-brac meaning

brĭkə-brăk
Small, rare, or artistic objects placed about a room for decoration.
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Knickknacks; gimcracks.
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Small ornaments and other miscellaneous items of little value.
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Small, usually ornamental objects valued for their antiquity, rarity, originality, or sentimental associations.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of bric-a-brac - brick-a-brack

Origin of bric-a-brac

  • French bric-à-brac expressive of confusion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French bric-à-brac

    From Wiktionary