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schlockmeister

[shlok-mahy-ster] /ˈʃlɒkˌmaɪ stər/
noun, Slang.
1.
a person who deals in or sells inferior or worthless goods; junk dealer.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; schlock + Yiddish mayster or German Meister master craftsman; Middle High German meister, Old High German meistar < Latin magister; see master
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schlockmeister

noun

A successful maker or seller of schlock: Low-budget, high-profit exploitation has solidified their position as Hollywood's premier schlockmeisters

[1965+; fr schlock plus German Meister, ''master'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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