bric-à-brac

See also: bric-a-brac

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bric-à-brac.

NounEdit

bric-à-brac (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of bric-a-brac

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

An expressive formation comprised of two onomatopoeias, of obscure origin [c. 1500s]; possibly from Germanic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.ka.bʁak/
  • (file)
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NounEdit

bric-à-brac m (uncountable)

  1. miscellaneous items, bric-a-brac
  2. storeroom
    Synonym: débarras

DescendantsEdit

  • English: bric-a-brac
  • Portuguese: bricabraque