from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A peddler or dealer of cheap goods.
- adj. Inferior in quality or value; tawdry: "cheapjack moviemaking . . . that feeds on the low taste of the mob” ( Judith Crist).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A peddler, a travelling hawker.
- adj. shabby
We have a second skirmish prepared, in which, once again, you can listen and choose between two related Fab Four deception records tooled to cash in on that whole British Invasion "fad," this time released on the cheapjack Diplomat label.
But if Eason Jordan, the BBC and Katie Couric don't mention it, perhaps it doesn't need to be considered when cheapjack political point-scoring is a primary objective.
But stick with the cheapjack chin-puller smarm posing as serious commentary, Alex.
Walking down a back alley I cam across this cheapjack apartment.
I can even find a place in my heart for Larry Buchanan's cheapjack DAY THE WORLD ENDED redux IN THE YEAR 2889 1967 , although it brings to mind less the End of the World as We Know It than the wasted, tedious nights I spent with college friends waiting in a dreary Wooster Square basement flat for their cocaine dealer to show.
Even with the 1996 TV movie to pave the way, it was still somewhat jarring to see 'Doctor Who' entirely filmed and not on cheapjack videotape.
A gee (or jee — it is pronounced jee) — the accomplice of a cheapjack, who stimulates trade by pretending to buy something.
This book will make the reader proud of the best elements of contemporary culture -- not always an easy feat to accomplish, in the face of the more lurid and cheapjack portions of modern life.
I thought his favor was excessive; certainly I never thought their powers were any more real than those cheapjack toadstone-peddlers or the granny-wives who claim they can put a bad word on someone's cow.
If this weren't such a cheapjack line, there'd be at least three other entertainers and a second band.
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