- Also schlocky. cheap; trashy: a schlock store.
- something of cheap or inferior quality; junk.
Origin of schlock
- goods or produce of cheap or inferior quality; trash
- cheap, inferior, or trashy
Word Origin for schlock
Word Origin and History for shlock
"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.