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cheap-jack

[ cheep-jak ]
/ ˈtʃipˌdʒæk /
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noun

a peddler, especially of inferior articles.

adjective

of or suitable for a cheap-jack; cheap or inferior.
without scruples or principles; underhanded: using cheap-jack methods to evict tenants.

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Also cheapjack, cheap-john [cheep-jon]. /ˈtʃipˌdʒɒn/.

Origin of cheap-jack

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for cheap-jack

cheap-jack
/ informal /

noun

a person who sells cheap and shoddy goods

adjective

shoddy or inferior

Word Origin for cheap-jack

C19: from cheap + Jack (name used to typify a person)
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