[shlok] Slang.
Also, schlocky. cheap; trashy: a schlock store.
something of cheap or inferior quality; junk.
Also, shlock.

1910–15; apparently < Yiddish shlak apoplectic stroke, evil, nuisance, wretch (compare Middle High German slac(g) blow; see slay); though development of E sense is unclear Unabridged
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schlock (ʃlɒk)
1.  goods or produce of cheap or inferior quality; trash
2.  cheap, inferior, or trashy
[Yiddish: damaged merchandise, probably from German Schlag a blow; related to slay]

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Word Origin & History

"trash," 1915, from Amer. Yiddish shlak, from Ger. Schlacke "dregs, scum, dross" (see slag). Alternative etymology is from Yiddish shlogn "to strike" (cf. Ger. schlagen; see slay). Derived form schlockmeister "purveyor of cheap merchandise" is from 1965. Schlocky is attested from 1968.
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Slang Dictionary

schlock definition

  1. n.
    inferior merchandise. (From German schlacke, “dregs” via Yiddish.) : That store has nothing but schlock.
  2. mod.
    and schlocky. [ˈʃlɑki]cheap; junky; inferior. : Schlocky stuff like this I can get from a no overhead mail order.
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Example sentences
In these satellite attractions, kitsch battles ferociously with schlock, and the two styles often end up married.
Usually an amalgam of new well-regarded books and schlock.
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