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    novel item or novelty item

    She is always looking for novelty items to wear.

    I think "novel" item makes more sense since we use adjective to modify a noun.

    Am I right? Could I say "novel item"?


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    Re: novel item or novelty item

    There is a big difference between a novelty item and a novel item.

    Novelty | Define Novelty at

    See definition 3, that would be the common understanding of "novelty item."

    If you mean she is always looking for new and unique things, then say "novel."

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