One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Military articles of historical interest, such as weapons, uniforms, and equipment.
- ‘On arrival you should report to reception where you will be directed to the queue for the appropriate discipline - porcelain, furniture, pictures, jewellery, silver, clocks and watches, arms and militaria, books or miscellaneous.’
- ‘I was very young and liked playing with my G.I. Joes and had an interest in guns and militaria.’
- ‘He collected paintings and sculpture, but he had a special eye for objets d' art and interior furnishings and a passion for militaria.’
- ‘Aside from their spectacular and noisy arena show, they also exhibit static displays of their personal collections of militaria.’
- ‘Yorkshire's newest museum has been opened by a builder-turned-curator who has spent over 40 years collecting militaria.’
- ‘It's so smug, so self-congratulatory, and revels in glorifying militaria.’
- ‘There is a broad selection of Irish and European paintings, as well as silver, ceramics, glass, fine clocks, carpets and rugs, militaria and a good selection of appropriately seasonal garden furniture.’
1960s: from military + -ia.
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