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Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Definitions for kitsch

  1. Art characterized by pretentious bad taste.
  2. Relating to, or characterized by, kitsch.

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Citations for kitsch
A fanatical collector of 1950s atomic kitsch and a talent scout for what might best be called "outsider art" and artists, Ms. Willis foundher online home. Denise Caruso, New York Times
The tone isn't always matched, unfortunately, by that of the performances, which can veer toward kitsch and cuteness. Ben Brantley, New York Times
Origin of kitsch
1925-1930
Kitsch comes from German.