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schlock

or shlock

[ shlok ]
/ ʃlɒk /
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adjective

Also schlocky. cheap; trashy: a schlock store.

noun

something of cheap or inferior quality; junk.

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Origin of schlock

First recorded in 1910–15; apparently from Yiddish shlak “apoplectic stroke, evil, nuisance, wretch” (compare Middle High German slac(g) “blow”; see slay); development of the English sense is unclear
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British Dictionary definitions for schlock

schlock
/ (ʃlɒk) mainly US slang /

noun

goods or produce of cheap or inferior quality; trash

adjective

cheap, inferior, or trashy

Word Origin for schlock

Yiddish: damaged merchandise, probably from German Schlag a blow; related to slay
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