Definition of militaria in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmiləˈterēə/ /ˌmɪləˈtɛriə/

plural noun

  • Military articles of historical interest, such as weapons, uniforms, and equipment.

    ‘I've picked up a lot of militaria during research for this project’
    • ‘I was very young and liked playing with my G.I. Joes and had an interest in guns and militaria.’
    • ‘Aside from their spectacular and noisy arena show, they also exhibit static displays of their personal collections of militaria.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He collected paintings and sculpture, but he had a special eye for objets d' art and interior furnishings and a passion for 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.’


1960s from military+ -ia.