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schlock

(ʃlɑk)
1. n. inferior merchandise. (From German schlacke, “dregs” via Yiddish.) That store has nothing but schlock.
2. and schlocky (ˈʃlɑki) mod. cheap; junky; inferior. Schlocky stuff like this I can get from a no overhead mail order.
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Bad Astronaut the bad ass band has Joey also singing and writing songs, and playing instruments as well, but don't let the name fool you--this isn't your flaked-out older sister's version of space rock or moon walk schlock or what have you.
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Any variation of heart-shaped schlock was up for bargaining in tiny stalls.
There, deliberately, I browsed through the film magazines to fill my mind with Hollywood schlock and tittle-tattle.
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When yet another children's CD arrived in our office, we just set it aside on top of the ever-growing pile of cutesy, condescending schlock.
The stretch that Greenstone referred to is the most notorious of the area's schlock stores: open fronted bazaar type stores with clothes and assorted plastics hanging from the rafters and large hand lettered signs proclaiming their one dollar generic merchandise.
Feeding that schlock image was the new shopping network's staple of low-priced clothing, household kitsch, cheap collectibles and budget jewelry.
Its system doesn't work if it has too many lower-priced brands, because it risks looking like a schlock house.
These days, I'd put the beautiful, big-voiced Annie Lennox dead in the middle of the pop spectrum, filed under pricey radio-ready schlock.
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