‘Bric-a-brac’

The small ornamental objects which people collect, and which are of no value are called bric-a-brac.

Examples: Bala clutters his office table with a lot of bric-a-brac.* My cousin Ananya’s house is filled with bric-a-brac.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ (The Hindu) – January 01, 2007

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