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n. & adj. Slang
Variant of schlock.


a variant spelling of schlock


or shlock


n. Slang.
something of cheap or inferior quality.
[1910–15; appar. < Yiddish shlak apoplectic stroke, evil, nuisance, wretch (compare Middle High German slac(g) blow; see slay)]
schlock′y, adj. schlock•i•er, schlock•i•est.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shlock - merchandise that is shoddy or inferior
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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Sometimes, however, TV people get carried away, and shock turns to shlock and sensationalism.
Luhrmann is a master of gussied-up shlock, as his Red Curtain film trilogy attests.
In high school he plunged into Faulkner's cauldron of Gothic torments and marveled at how the Southern master raised shlock to the status of high art.
A regular diet of big-budget releases have helped stagnate genre thrills by over-relying on visual-effects spectacle ("Jupiter Ascending,'' "After Earth''), while mainstream horror has been overrun by gimmicky shlock (the "Paranormal Activity'' series) and familiar retreads ("I, Frankenstein'').
AFM takes place in Los Angeles, [and] every wanna-be writer, producer, director in town is there hocking their shlock," commented Stan Spry, a producer at The Cartel.
The Monsters of Shlock, a two-man stunt act, claim they feel no pain and to demonstrate this, they release mouse traps on their tongues.
The wary vacationer may just decide to forgo all sorts of activity that involves moving parts or water and settle for reading the latest inexplicably popular shlock novel while sunbathing.
A follow-up to last year's execrable Valentine's Day, it's another over-earnest piece of shlock full of puddle-deep morality and zero laughs.
Based on an early 1960s Roger Corman shlock horror movie - and a variant of the Day of the Triffids theme - the musical version of Little Shop became a successful movie in its own right, but it is excellently conceived as a stage show.
Shlock Balupuri said: "All hospitals will need the beds - a list was recently published showing the 10 areas with the highest obesity levels and five of them were in our region.
Lopez is simply too beautiful to be taken for real, and Banderas likewise cannot leave behind his image as Latin Lover; once teen idol Juanes appears on the screen, the director's good intentions turn into outright shlock.
But he said he didnt want to do it because he didnt want to do shlock.