Definition of Gimcrack

1. Noun. Ornamental objects of no great value.




2. Adjective. Tastelessly showy. "Tawdry ornaments"

Definition of Gimcrack

1. n. A trivial mechanism; a device; a toy; a pretty thing.

Definition of Gimcrack

1. Adjective. Showy but of poor quality; worthless. ¹

2. Noun. Something showy but worthless; a gimmick or bauble. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gimcrack

1. a gewgaw [n -S] - See also: gewgaw

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gimcrack

gilts
giltwood
gilutensin
gim
gimbal
gimbaled
gimbaling
gimballed
gimballing
gimbals
gimbap
gimblet
gimblets
gimboid
gimboids
gimcrack (current term)
gimcrackeries
gimcrackery
gimcracks
gimel
gimels
gimlet
gimlet-eyed
gimleted
gimleting
gimlets
gimlety
gimmal
gimmals
gimme

Literary usage of Gimcrack

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1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"gimcrack (provincial), a handy man, a universal mechanic or Jack of all trades. In this sense common in Northamptonshire. (Popular), a spruce person. ..."

2. Baker's Darkey Plays: A Collection of Short, Humorous Plays in Black Face by Frank E. Hiland, George H. Coes, E. Bowers, Walter H. Baker & Co. (Boston, Mass.) (1903)
"gimcrack. I don't want to put a square of houses, you blockhead, ... That detestable and miserable crib on Street, known as The gimcrack. ..."

3. History of the British turf by James Christie Whyte (1840)
"... 50 miles in two hours— gimcrack—Bay Malton—Mr. John Woodcock's extraordinary performance at Newmarket, 100 miles a day, (on any one horse each day,) for ..."

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