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

Example Sentences

a tourist trap selling schlock souvenirs

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schlock. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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