showy but cheap and useless
Origin of gimcrackaltered ; from Middle English gibbecrak, an ornament, probably ; from gibben, to be erratic (; from Old French giber) + crak, a bursting sound
a cheap, showy, useless thing
A cheap and showy object of little or no use; a gewgaw.
Cheap and tasteless; gaudy: gimcrack souvenirs.
Origin of gimcrackPossibly alteration of Middle English gibecrake, small ornament.