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Friday, November 25, 2016

Definitions for schlockmeister

  1. Slang. a person who deals in or sells inferior or worthless goods; junk dealer.

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Citations for schlockmeister
You're a Harvard historian … not a pop schlockmeister looking for a quick buck. Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, 2003
What director Tim Burton sees in fifties schlockmeister Ed Wood … is the purity of the artistic aspiration. , "Ed Wood," New York, October 24, 1994
Origin of schlockmeister
1960-1965
Schlockmeister is an Americanism whose first element schlock stems from Yiddish shlak "apoplectic stroke, evil, nuisance, wretch." The second element comes from Yiddish mayster or German Meister meaning "master craftsman." It entered English in the mid-1950s.