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Word of the Day – Gimcrack

By February 12, 2016Word of the Day

Gimcrack (adj)


Showy, but cheap or badly made.

I discovered a new word today so I’m sharing it with you. From Middle English gibecrake, a type of wood inlay, the word went on to describe all cheaply made knick-knacks and now means anything cheaply made but fanciful.

Example sentences

“It looked shiny but the workmanship was gimcrack at best”

“Remember Gran’s old glass cabinet with her gimcrack knick-knacks from her travels?”

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