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Meaning of "tchotchke" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TCHOTCHKE

tchotchke  [ˈtʃɑːtʃkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TCHOTCHKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tchotchke is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TCHOTCHKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tchotchke

Tchotchke is a small bauble or miscellaneous item. Depending on context, the term has a connotation of worthlessness or disposability as well as tackiness, and has long been used by Jewish-Americans and in the regional speech of New York City and elsewhere. The word may also refer to free promotional items dispensed at trade shows, conventions, and similar large events. Also, stores that sell cheap souvenirs in tourist areas like Times Square, Venice Beach, and Waikiki Beach in Hawaii are sometimes called "tchotchke shops". A common confusion is between the terms tchotchke and tsatske or rather tsatskele, with the diminutive ending -le. Both terms have the same Slavic root, but the tch- version stems from Russian, while the ts- originates in Polish. There is some debate within academia as to the true origin. In either case, tchotchke usually references useless trinkets, while tsatskele is more likely to mean a young girl or woman: if very young, she's "quite a handful", even when used lovingly; when a bit older, it is somebody using her charms in order to reach her goals.

Definition of tchotchke in the English dictionary

The definition of tchotchke in the dictionary is a word of Yiddish origin meaning `trinket' or `knickknack'.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TCHOTCHKE


babushka
bəˈbuːʃkə
britschka
ˈbrɪtʃkə
chachka
ˈtʃɑːtʃkə
kishke
ˈkɪʃkə
Lashkar
ˈlʌʃkə
matrioshka
ˌmætrɪˈɒʃkə
matroyshka
ˌmætrɪˈɒʃkə
matryoshka
ˌmætrɪˈɒʃkə
pashka
ˈpæʃkə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TCHOTCHKE

tc
TCA cycle
TCAS
TCE
TCH
Tchad
Tchaikovsky
Tchebychev´s inequality
tchick
tchoukball
TCM
TCO
TCP
td
tdm
te
Te Deum
te igitur

WORDS THAT END LIKE TCHOTCHKE

alike
bike
Blake
cake
dislike
fake
ke
lake
like
make
mike
Nike
Roethke
smoke
strike
take
there´s nothing like
Treitschke
unlike
wake

Synonyms and antonyms of tchotchke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tchotchke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TCHOTCHKE

Find out the translation of tchotchke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tchotchke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tchotchke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

tchotchke
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tchotchke
570 millions of speakers

English

tchotchke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tchotchke
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

tchotchke
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

цацки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tchotchke
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

tchotchke
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tchotchke
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tchotchke
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tchotchke
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

見掛け倒しのもの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

tchotchke
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tchotchke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tchotchke
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tchotchke
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टाकोटके
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tchotchke
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tchotchke
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tchotchke
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

цяцьки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tchotchke
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

tchotchke
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tchotchke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tchotchke
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tchotchke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tchotchke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TCHOTCHKE»

The term «tchotchke» is normally little used and occupies the 109.551 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TCHOTCHKE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tchotchke

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TCHOTCHKE»

Discover the use of tchotchke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tchotchke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Book of Elf X (M. A. S. )
Tchotchke and I both giggled along, but I felt obliged to defend our honor. “Well, Tchotchke has a special talent that allows him to find whatever it is he's looking for, so I thought that all we had to do was follow Tchotchke's instinct and it would  ...
Wesley Crain, 2010
2
Tchotchke
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow, 2011
3
Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language & Culture
CHAPTER FIVE ABSOLUT TCHOTCHKE On a shelf in my office I've accumulated an assortment of objects—coffee mugs, refrigerator magnets, lapel buttons, knickknacks, board games, toys, snack canisters, cocktail napkins, greeting cards , ...
Jeffrey Shandler, 2006
4
Stuff Theory: Everyday Objects, Radical Materialism
There is a late modern history of stuff from Mazzaròs “la roba” to the useful and useless tchotchke that still clutter our pockets and rooms like a talisman hoard left over after the end of the sacred. It is neither a teleology nor a narrative of ...
Maurizia Boscagli, 2014
5
Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare
seem like little more than scholarly versions of J. Crew catalogs, Bruster suggests that such studies run the risk of degenerating into ''tchotchke criticism.''16 This critique does a great deal of rhetorical work. With the figure of the tchotchke, ...
Jonathan Gil Harris, 2011
6
I Hear Voices: A Memoir of Love, Death, and the Radio
He. likes clean lines. I like rococo clutter. We have tchotchke wars. Soon after we were married and I moved in and began redecorating, he imposed the Tchotchke Rules. Rule #1 (adapted from William Morris): A thing must be beautiful and/or ...
Jean Feraca, 2011
7
Pocket Posh Word Power: 120 Words that Are Fun to Say
tchotchke /(choch'kə)/ noun • A small, decorative item or souvenir, usually of no particular value. Examples: I've been picking up a multitude of commie tchotchke, especially cheap plastic deskware with pictures of Lenin and Stalin, the hammer  ...
Wordnik, 2011
8
SPIN
IN. MY. ROOM. Ryan. Adams. The. alt-country. savant. shows. us. his. tchotchke-f. illed. New. York. City. apartment. 1 SELF-PORTRAIT "I'll do a big series of paintings, like 25 of them, and then I'll give them away. This one hasn't been given ...
9
Blood Cursed
Annja couldn't determine if the handful of people looking over the hawker's table were serious buyers or after a silly tourist tchotchke. In this area of the Czech Republic, the modern blended with the classic, and there were many who still ...
Alex Archer, 2013
10
Because I Love Her
Also a tiny baleen whale carved from a walrus's jawbone. A note enclosed explains that it is from my mother's Inuit tchotchke collection. My lapsed Catholic husband, always eager to use a new Yiddish word, says tchotchke out loud after a sip ...
Andrea N. Richesin, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TCHOTCHKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tchotchke is used in the context of the following news items.
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This Little Iron Tchotchke Can Help Cure a Big Health Issue
It looks like a trinket a tourist might pick up as a quaint souvenir, but this fish has the power to cure anemia. Called the Lucky Iron Fish, the three-inch-long piece ... «Wired, Jun 15»
2
Brutus Bacon Bar Threatens to Shame Tchotchke Thief
Brutus, the Montreal bacon bar that won a modicum of viral infamy last summer thanks to Jägermeister bacon poutine, bacon sushi, bacon vodka, bacon bowls, ... «Eater Montreal, Jun 15»
3
World Trade Center Observatory Gift Shop Is Selling A $175 Polo …
But I can almost understand paying that for a tchotchke you put in a curio cabinet (because that's what my grandparents did). When I saw the price on this ... «Gothamist, May 15»
4
Exploring The Gloriously Packed Aisles Of The Doomed Pearl River …
SoHo's glorious tchotchke and home goods emporium Pearl River Mart will close in December, leaving precious few places to buy both herbal supplements and ... «Gothamist, Apr 15»
5
Berkshire's IS183 Art School to host Versace Tchotchke Expo gala …
The Versace Tchotchke Expo, IS183's annual fundraising gala, will take place on Saturday, April 11, at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in Pittsfield's ... «MassLive.com, Apr 15»
6
Inside The Oriental Art Gallery, Su Lee's Tchotchke Empire
Tucked away on 9th Avenue, just south of Irving, you'll find The Oriental Art Gallery, a remaining outpost of what some might call “Old San Francisco”. It's been in ... «Hoodline, Feb 15»
7
A Family's Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
“Josh is very into streamlined and modern, and I had all sorts of tchotchkes, so our home is really a series of compromises in a way. It's like Josh will let me keep ... «New York Times, Dec 14»
8
Swag, Tchotchke, Bauble: 7 Things To Consider For Event Giveaways
In case you're unfamiliar, a tchotchke (choch-key), according to Wikipedia, is “a small bauble or miscellaneous item. It can also refer to free promotional items ... «Business 2 Community, Nov 14»
9
Douche Of The Day—Vote On Tuesday's Candidate—Tchotchke
Tuesday's Candidate for Douche Of The Day spends his time in thriftshops, The 99 Cent Store, and on many a boardwalk. Tchotchke Douche cannot have ... «Popdust, Jul 14»
10
Count the Tchotchkes in This Overwhelming 1850s Abode
Forget "fluted Corinthian columns," "elaborate Victorian mantles," and the like, and think of the opportunities for tchotchke bingo that this home presents. At least ... «Curbed National, May 14»

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