• IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɪmkɹæk/

gimcrack (not comparable)

  1. Showy but of poor quality; worthless.

gimcrack (plural gimcracks)

  1. Something showy but worthless; a gimmick or bauble.
    • 1847–1848, William Thackeray, Vanity Fair:
      […] he came home to find […] honest Swartz in her favourite amber-coloured satin, with turquoise bracelets, countless rings, flowers, feathers, and all sorts of tags and gimcracks, about as elegantly decorated as a she chimney-sweep on May-day.

gimcrack (gimcracks, present participle gimcracking; past and past participle gimcracked)

  1. (transitive) To put together quickly and without much care; to bodge.
  2. (transitive) To embellish with gimcracks.

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