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From Yiddish: Knickknacks, dust collectors, bric-a-brac. Little decorative thingies you put around the house, generally bought gift shops and the like.
Oh boy do you have gorgeous chachkas!
by Tomsintown July 25, 2006
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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an expensive and fairly useless trinket
Don't waste your money on those chachkas; you're never going to use them after today anyways.
by Phil Renda October 15, 2007
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