Thursday, September 19, 2002
Definitions for gimcrack
- A showy but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw.
- Tastelessly showy; cheap; gaudy.
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Citations for gimcrack
Yet the set is more than a collection of pretty gimcracks.
In those cities most self-conscious about their claim to be part of English history, like Oxford or Bath, the shops where you could have bought a dozen nails, home-made cakes or had a suit run up, have shut down and been replaced with places selling teddy bears, T-shirts and gimcrack souvenirs.