schlockmeister


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schlock·meis·ter

 (shlŏk′mī′stər)
n. Slang
One who produces or deals in inferior or shoddy goods or material.

[schlock + German Meister, master; see Meistersinger.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schlockmeister - (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
merchandiser, merchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
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