Cheap-jack
Cheap-jack Cheap"-jack`, Cheap-john Cheap"-john`, n. A seller of low-priced, shoddy, or second goods; a hawker.

Syn: huckster, hawker, tout. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cheap Jack — cheapˈ jack (orig cheap Jack or cheap John) noun A travelling hawker who professes to give great bargains adjective Inferior, of bad quality, worthless • • • Main Entry: ↑cheap * * * cheap Jack or cheap John, a peddler, usually of bargains, who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheap|jack — cheap Jack or cheap John, a peddler, usually of bargains, who prices his wares and then discounts them gradually. cheap|jack or cheap Jack «CHEEP JAK», noun, adjective. Informal. –n. a person who deals in cheap or worthless goods. –adj.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheap-jack — [chēp′jak΄] n. [ CHEAP (adj. ) + JACK] a peddler of cheap, inferior articles adj. cheap, inferior, base, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cheap-jack — cheap′ jack or cheap′jack n. 1) a peddler, esp. of inferior articles 2) cheap or inferior 3) cvb unscrupulous or underhanded • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • cheap-jack — noun a seller of shoddy goods • Syn: ↑huckster • Derivationally related forms: ↑huckster (for: ↑huckster) • Hypernyms: ↑seller, ↑marketer, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cheap Jack — One who sells cheap and second rate goods. Cheap jack is a slang term for a person who may also be referred to as a peddler , canvasser , monger or solicitor . These terms have been in use in England since the 16th century as a derogatory… …   Investment dictionary

  • cheap-jack — /cheep jak /, n. 1. a peddler, esp. of inferior articles. adj. 2. of or suitable for a cheap jack; cheap or inferior. 3. without scruples or principles; underhanded: using cheap jack methods to evict tenants. Also, cheapjack, cheap john /cheep… …   Universalium

  • cheap jack — seller of cheap goods, peddler of inferior articles; handseller …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cheap John — cheapˈ jack (orig cheap Jack or cheap John) noun A travelling hawker who professes to give great bargains adjective Inferior, of bad quality, worthless • • • Main Entry: ↑cheap * * * cheap Jack or cheap John, a peddler, usually of bargains, who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cheap-john — Cheap jack Cheap jack , Cheap john Cheap john , n. A seller of low priced, shoddy, or second goods; a hawker. Syn: huckster, hawker, tout. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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