It is conceived to be a conventional world of the most absolutely delicate and gimcrack description.
I will buy her the necklace she scolded me about at Lacy and gimcrack's; it's just the sum.
He then thought of what a fool he had been to give her back that gimcrack pistol.
A nice set you must be to give your gimcrack craft such a name as that!
Dominating the town is the two-or three-story “Queen Hotel,” the last word in flamboyant, gimcrack hideousness.
When gazing at it one gazed at the ruin, not of a cottage or of a gimcrack villa, but at the ruins of a palace.
Any little absurd gewgaw or gimcrack they had they disposed in such a way as to make it attract attention most readily.
I was never one to jump to gimcrack conclusions, and I said as much with perhaps more candour than the occasion required.
"Elegant Modern Ditto;" In the gimcrack pseudo-æsthetic style.
Ive bought her every gimcrack thats made for childrenher nursery looks like a toy factory.
1610s, "showy person;" sense of "trifle" first recorded 1839; of uncertain origin, perhaps alteration of gibecrake, a kind of ornament on wooden furniture (mid-14c.), perhaps from Old French giber "to rattle, shake" + Middle English crak "sharp noise, crack." In 18c.-19c. it also meant "a person who has a turn for mechanical contrivances."
A gaudy trifle; gewgaw; curiosity (1632+)