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English translation: knicknack

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Yiddish term or phrase:chachka
English translation:knicknack
Entered by: Marian Greenfield
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22:40 Mar 1, 2002
Yiddish to English translations [Non-PRO]
/ gifts
Yiddish term or phrase: chachka
particular kind of gift i believe
richard
knicknack
Explanation:
chachka refers to any little trinket or knicknack - anything from tacky touristy souvenirs to nicer stuff, only it's usually ironic when you refer to stuff like Lladro or Hummels or other nice stuff as chachka.
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Marian Greenfield
Local time: 20:47
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5 +2knicknack
Marian Greenfield


  

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knicknack


Explanation:
chachka refers to any little trinket or knicknack - anything from tacky touristy souvenirs to nicer stuff, only it's usually ironic when you refer to stuff like Lladro or Hummels or other nice stuff as chachka.


    Having a Jewish mother and Yiddish-speaking grandmother <vbg>
Marian Greenfield
Local time: 20:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sue Goldian: But you neglected to mention that chachka is Yiddish and not Hebrew.
11 hrs

agree  John Kinory
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