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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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But more often, a campy celebration of schlock is just plain camp--or worse, just plain terrible.
Another slang term born of the Yiddish influence is oberverschuttgai-an extremely disagreeable person, a schlock of the worst kind.
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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.
1966); the popular TV mystery series Murder, She Wrote (1984 to 1995); high-powered dramas such as Oscar winner Johnny Belinda (1948) and East of Eden (1955), James Dean's breakthrough film; nostalgic classics like Summer of '42 (1971), starring Jennifer O'Neill; and a few schlock thrillers, too - among them the salmon-monster saga Humanoids from the Deep (1980).
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Feeding that schlock image was the new shopping network's staple of low-priced clothing, household kitsch, cheap collectibles and budget jewelry.
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