Gimcrack definition

jĭmkrăk
A cheap and showy object of little or no use; a gewgaw.
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Cheap and tasteless; gaudy.

Gimcrack souvenirs.

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Showy but cheap and useless.
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A cheap, showy, useless thing.
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Showy but of poor quality; worthless.
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Something showy but worthless; a gimmick or bauble.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gimcrack
Plural:
gimcracks

Origin of gimcrack

  • Possibly alteration of Middle English gibecrake small ornament

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown

    From Wiktionary