Definition of schlock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʃlɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ʃlɑːk//
[uncountable] (North American English, informal)
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things that are cheap and of poor quality stores full of schlock Word Origin early 20th cent.: apparently from Yiddish shlak ‘an apoplectic stroke’, shlog ‘wretch, untidy person, apoplectic stroke’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: schlock