variants or schlocky or less commonly shlock or shlocky
: of low quality or value
schlock noun

Examples of schlock in a Sentence

a tourist trap selling schlock souvenirs

Word History


perhaps from Yiddish shlak evil, nuisance, literally, blow

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schlock was in 1916

Dictionary Entries Near schlock

Cite this Entry

“Schlock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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