schlock [ʃlɔk US ʃla:k] n [U] AmE informal
[Date: 1900-2000; : Yiddish; Origin: shlak, from Middle High German slag 'hit']
things that are cheap and of poor quality
The gift store sells both tasteful gifts and cheap schlock.

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  • schlock — (n.) trash, 1915, from Amer. Yiddish shlak, from Ger. Schlacke dregs, scum, dross (see SLAG (Cf. slag)). Alternative etymology is from Yiddish shlogn to strike (Cf. Ger. schlagen; see SLAY (Cf. slay)). Derived form schlockmeister purveyor of… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • schlock — ► NOUN informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ cheap or inferior goods; trash. DERIVATIVES schlocky adjective. ORIGIN apparently from Yiddish words for an apoplectic stroke and wretch, untidy person …   English terms dictionary

  • schlock — ☆ schlock adj. schlockier, schlockiest [shläk ] Slang n. [< ? Ger schlacke, dregs, SLAG] anything cheap or inferior; trash adj. cheap; inferior: also schlocky adj. schlockier, schlockiest …   English World dictionary

  • schlock — [flak] 1. n. inferior merchandise. (From German schlacke, “dregs” via Yiddish.) □ That store has nothing but schlock. □ For this schlock I should pay good money? 2. AND schlocky [“Jlaki] mod. cheap; junky; inferior. □ Schlocky …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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