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A peddler or dealer of cheap goods.
Inferior in quality or value; tawdry: "cheapjack moviemaking ... that feeds on the low taste of the mob" (Judith Crist).
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Noun1.cheapjack - a peddler of inferior goods
hawker, packman, peddler, pedlar, pitchman - someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
Adj.1.cheapjack - cheap and shoddy; "cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist
inferior - of low or inferior quality
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Indeed, wit's debasement is marked by the metamorphosis of the grand aspirations encapsulated by the Latin tag into the cheapjack resourcefulness connoted by its English translation, "to live by your wits".
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