anything shoddy, inferior or meretricious. The word is Yiddish from German (either schlacke: dregs, or schlagen: slap or knock, in the sense of jacking up prices or damaged goods). The main application of shlock in American, and later British, slang has been to the prod-ucts of the entertainment industry, par-ticularly films and television.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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