or shlock

[ shlok ]
/ ʃlɒk /


Also schlocky. cheap; trashy: a schlock store.


something of cheap or inferior quality; junk.


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Origin of schlock

1910–15; apparently < Yiddish shlak apoplectic stroke, evil, nuisance, wretch (compare Middle High German slac(g) blow; see slay); though development of E sense is unclear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for schlock

/ (ʃlɒk) mainly US slang /


goods or produce of cheap or inferior quality; trash


cheap, inferior, or trashy

Word Origin for schlock

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