Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A seller of low-priced, shoddy, or second goods; a hawker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. cheap and shoddy
  • n. a peddler of inferior goods
  • n. a seller of shoddy goods

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Examples

  • Longitudinal Slum, according to J.B. Jackson, is β€œan intermittent eyesore of drive-ins, diners, souvenir stands, purulent amusement parks, cheap-jack restaurants, and the kind of cabins my companion describes as mailboxes.”

    Prunings XXVII

  • Mushroom development had brought cheap-jack construction.

    What Went Wrong

  • Mordacks, who lives in a den below a bridge in York, and has very long harassed the law by a sort of cheap-jack, slap-dash, low-minded style of doing things.

    Mary Anerley

  • The sooner these cheap-jack gerrymanders of British policy realise that the

    The Silver Spoon

  • His ponderous declaration: β€œI write by the light of two eternal truths, religion and the monarchy,” was a sort of cheap-jack recommendation of the so-called philosophy in his

    Balzac

  • His ponderous declaration: "I write by the light of two eternal truths, religion and the monarchy," was a sort of cheap-jack recommendation of the so-called philosophy in his _Comedie Humaine_.

    Balzac

  • But that old clown Circumstance was piping in the market-place, shewing his cheap-jack wares to catch the fancies of the maidens, and my sweetheart, caught in the excitement of the moment, presently paid down for one of his flashy baubles no less a price than her own young heart.

    Drolls From Shadowland

  • The law, wrote M. Jusserand, distinguished very clearly between an educated physician and a cheap-jack of the cross-ways.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • His ponderous declaration: "I write by the light of two eternal truths, religion and the monarchy," was a sort of cheap-jack recommendation of the so-called philosophy in his Comedie Humaine.

    Balzac

  • The nightmare of modern cheap-jack life was all explained; unjustified, of course, as he had always dimly felt, symptom of deep disorder; all due, this feverish, external business, to an odd misunderstanding with the Earth.

    The Centaur

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