Schlock meaning

shlŏk
The definition of a schlock is something that is cheap or of very low quality.

An example of shlock is a room full of very poorly made furniture.

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Something, such as merchandise or literature, that is inferior or poorly made.
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Of inferior quality; cheap or shoddy.
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Anything cheap or inferior; trash.
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Cheap; inferior.
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Commodity that is shoddy or inferior.
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Schlock means cheap or trashy.

An example of something schlock is a very revealing shirt made out of low quality, see-through fabric.

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Tasteless comedy horror movies or theatre designed to shock people.
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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