Schlock Definition

shlŏk
noun
Anything cheap or inferior; trash.
Webster's New World
Tasteless comedy horror movies or theatre designed to shock people.
Wiktionary
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adjective
Cheap; inferior.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Schlock

  • Possibly from Yiddish shlak apoplexy, stroke, wretch, evil, nuisance from Middle High German slag, slak stroke from slahen to strike from Old High German slahan

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

  • From Yiddish שלאַק (shlak), related to German Schlacke/Schlag.

    From Wiktionary

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