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tchotchke

A trinket or bauble, typically one that is small and ornamental. Originally from Yiddish. My grandmother always comes back from the flea market with yet another tchotchke to clutter up our house. I don't know why, but I'm always drawn to the random tchotchkes these souvenir shops sell.

tchotchke

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n. a trinket or ornament. (From Yiddish.) Her whole house is filled with tchotchkes and old photographs.
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