- The definition of kitsch is a form of art that is an inferior, often gaudy, imitation of a famous piece of art that is created for popular appeal.
An example of kitsch is a "Mickey Mao" t-shirt.
An example of kitsch might be these plastic famingoes.
kitsch definition by Webster's New World
Origin: German gaudy trash ; from dialect, dialectal kitschen, to smear
- kitschy adjective
kitsch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Sentimentality or vulgar, often pretentious bad taste, especially in the arts: “When money tries to buy beauty it tends to purchase a kind of courteous kitsch” (William H. Gass).
- An example or examples of kitsch.
Origin: German, probably of dialectal origin.
- kitschˈi·fyˌ verb
- kitschˈy adjective
kitsch - Cultural Definition
Works of art and other objects (such as furniture) that are meant to look costly but actually are in poor taste.
- Kitsch in literature and music is associated with sentimentalism as well as bad taste.