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gim·crack

 (jĭm′krăk′)
n.
A cheap and showy object of little or no use; a gewgaw.
adj.
Cheap and tasteless; gaudy: gimcrack souvenirs.

[Possibly alteration of Middle English gibecrake, small ornament.]

gim′crack′er·y n.

gimcrack

(ˈdʒɪmˌkræk)
adj
cheap; shoddy
n
a cheap showy trifle or gadget
[C18: changed from C14 gibecrake little ornament, of unknown origin]
ˈgimˌcrackery n

gim•crack

(ˈdʒɪmˌkræk)

n.
1. a showy, useless trifle; gewgaw; trinket.
adj.
2. showy but useless.
[1625–35; alter. of Middle English gib(e)crake; compare Middle English gibben to waver (< Old French giber to shake)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gimcrack - ornamental objects of no great valuegimcrack - ornamental objects of no great value
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
Adj.1.gimcrack - tastelessly showygimcrack - tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste

gimcrack

adjective cheap, vulgar, tacky (informal), tasteless, naff (Brit. slang), shoddy, gaudy, tawdry, trashy, rubbishy a gift shop selling gimcrack badges, keyrings and bottle openers

gimcrack

noun
Translations

gimcrack

[ˈdʒɪmkræk] ADJ [furniture] → de pacotilla

gimcrack

adjbillig; furniture, toys alsominderwertig

gimcrack

[ˈdʒɪmˌkræk] adj (pej) → dozzinale