Origin of schlock
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Cain wrote one good book, Postman, and a shelf full of schlock.Can Pulp Win the Booker?
September 7, 2011
Word Origin for schlock
"trash," 1915, from American Yiddish shlak, from German Schlacke "dregs, scum, dross" (see slag (n.)). Alternative etymology [OED] is from Yiddish shlogn "to strike" (cf. German schlagen; see slay). Derived form schlockmeister "purveyor of cheap merchandise" is from 1965. Adjectival form schlocky is attested from 1968; schlock was used as an adjective from 1916.