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cheapjack

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noun cheap·jack \ˈchēp-ˌjak\

Definition of cheapjack

  1. 1 :  a haggling huckster

  2. 2 :  a dealer in cheap merchandise



Origin and Etymology of cheapjack

cheap + the name Jack


First Known Use: 1851


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cheapjack

adjective cheap·jack

Definition of cheapjack

  1. 1 :  being inferior, cheap, or worthless <cheapjack movie companies>

  2. 2 :  unscrupulously opportunistic <cheapjack speculators>



Examples of cheapjack in a sentence

  1. <a cheapjack little watch that I wear on camping trips>



1865

First Known Use of cheapjack

1865


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