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1. adjective, slang Produced very hastily, inexpensively, or shoddily; cheap, trashy, or inferior in quality. Likely From Yiddish. I'm working on a true, literary novel in my spare time, but I pay my bills by writing shlock thrillers. I was raised watching shlock 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 shlock 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 shlock on the beach.