Origin of meretricious
Can be confusedmeritorious meretricious
Examples from the Web for meretricious
Now that Laura has been revealed to be little more than a collection of notes, the debate seems silly, meretricious.
The girl is a weaker vessel, pliant, submissive to the virago's sexual energy, selected from the class of meretricious ingnues.A Problem in Greek Ethics|John Addington Symonds
Depend upon it, from all that is licentious and meretricious something monstrous will come forth.Tales of Old Japan|Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
If any persons under legal incapacities come together, it is a meretricious, and not a matrimonial union.'Armadale|Wilkie Collins