Tchotchke meaning

tsätskə
A cheap showy trinket.
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(informal) A knickknack, collectible, trinket, etc.
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A small, decorative item or souvenir, usually of no particular value.
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Origin of tchotchke

  • Yiddish tshatshke from Polish dialectal czaczka

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

  • First attested in American English in 1964, from Yiddish טשאַטשקע (tshatshke, “trinket"), from obsolete Polish czaczko; compare Russian цацка (cácka).

    From Wiktionary