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n. & adj. Slang
Variant of schlock.
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a variant spelling of schlock
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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.
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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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It's even stranger given that its legacy has been haunting lesser pretenders in the past year from the incompetent shlock of Wish Upon to the snappy, if throwaway, slashery of Happy Death Day .
Luhrmann is a master of gussied-up shlock, as his Red Curtain film trilogy attests.
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.
There are hot, wet winds like the xlokk ("shlock"); the cold tramuntana; and the scirocco that covers the island in fine Saharan dust.
The opening event, Syndrome Session 1.0, includes three new live art works - a remix of HIVE's 2012 piece Unsettle Redux, a meditation of the Pendle Witch trials of 1612; Mercy's 'social science fiction' play The Nodes of Thamsanqua Jantjie, revisiting 1980s Liverpool culture "through a radically dystopian vision of speech", and poet and playwright Hannah Silva's Shlock!
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."
While both of these reading texts tend to be upper-level, even the content of essay databases from which custom readers are compiled for Freshmen Composition (Dudrey, Larson, and McNeese 2004) is many times a mix of contemporary writing about social issues that utilize graphic descriptions incorporated with terminology-rich text; for example, "Future Shlock" by Neil Postman (ibid., 87), "The Human Cost of An Illiterate Society" by Jonathan Kozol (ibid., 195), "It's a Girl" by Kathleen Ackerman (ibid., 209), and "The American Way of Death" by Jessica Mitford (Nadell, Langan, and Comodromos 2002).