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schlock

or shlock

[ shlok ]

adjective

  1. Also cheap; trashy:

    a schlock store.



noun

  1. something of cheap or inferior quality; junk.

schlock

/ ʃlɒk /

noun

  1. goods or produce of cheap or inferior quality; trash


adjective

  1. cheap, inferior, or trashy
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Word History and Origins

Origin of schlock1

First recorded in 1910–15; apparently from Yiddish shlak “apoplectic stroke, evil, nuisance, wretch” (compare Middle High German slac(g) “blow”; slay ); development of the English sense is unclear
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Word History and Origins

Origin of schlock1

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

Cain wrote one good book, Postman, and a shelf full of schlock.

So this is not an Avatar vs. Hurt Locker battle of popular schlock versus unappreciated quality.

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