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gimcrackery

[jim-krak-uh-ree] /ˈdʒɪmˌkræk ə ri/
noun
1.
cheap, showy, useless trifles, ornaments, trinkets, etc.
2.
obvious or contrived effects, especially in art, music, literature, etc.
Origin of gimcrackery
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80; gimcrack + -ery
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  • Matilda did very well and only for a moment let the scene slip out of the atmosphere of gimcrackery into the air of life.

    Old Mole Gilbert Cannan
  • A man who can kiss a woman's hands like that is at liberty to clear the whole house of gimcrackery.

    Septimus William J. Locke

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