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schlock

1. adjective, slang Produced very hastily, inexpensively, or shoddily; cheap, trashy, or inferior in quality. Likely From Yiddish. I'm working on a more literary novel in my spare time, but I pay my bills by writing schlock thrillers. I was raised watching schlock horror movies, so I've always got a soft spot for the absurd stuff created by amateurs with low budgets.
2. noun, slang Anything that is produced in such a manner or is marked by such quality. There is so much schlock on sale in those souvenir shops that I don't even bother going in anymore. My idea of an ideal vacation is spending my days in the sun reading some schlock on the beach.

schlocky

slang Produced very hastily, inexpensively, or shoddily; cheap, trashy, or inferior in quality. Likely From Yiddish. I'm working on a more literary novel in my spare time, but I pay my bills by writing schlocky thrillers. I was raised watching schlocky horror movies, so I've always got a soft spot for the absurd stuff created by amateurs with low budgets.

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.

schlocky

verb
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And what was interesting to me about watching that film, particularly with an audience nearly forty years removed from its release, is that it plays as a schlocky action crime drama.
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