Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any devotional ornament or church object, especially one having little artistic value; a religious knick-knack.

Etymologies

From French bondieuserie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Only one speller misfired in his first attempt in the finals: Samuel Estep of Berryville, Va., who couldn't handle "bondieuserie" and made the slow walk across the stage to receive a hug from his father.

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  • It was Sunday, and the gatehouse was full of visitors who, just emerged from Mass, were buying pictures, medals, rosaries and assorted bondieuserie.

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