cheap-jack


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cheap-jack

n
a person who sells cheap and shoddy goods
adj
shoddy or inferior
[C19: from cheap + Jack (name used to typify a person)]

cheap′-jack`

or cheap′jack`,



n.
1. a peddler, esp. of inferior articles.
adj.
2. cheap or inferior.
3. unscrupulous or underhanded.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheap-jack - a seller of shoddy goods
marketer, seller, trafficker, vender, vendor - someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
Translations

cheap-jack

[ˈtʃiːpdʒæk]
A. ADJ [product] → de bajísima calidad, malísimo; [furniture] → muy mal hecho; [person] → chapucero
B. N (= person) → chapucero/a m/f, baratillero m

cheap-jack

adjRamsch- (pej)
References in classic literature ?
It was reported that he had followed up his former misconduct by calling his father-in-law a liar, and that he had ordered a common tombstone from some cheap-jack at the East-end.
Here the glib politician crying his legislative panaceas, and here the peripatetic Cheap-Jack holding aloft his quack cures for human ills.
I say this is cheap-jack programming which relies upon the audience being gulled into entertaining itself.