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. 2000.

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  • 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 — I. noun see cheap jack I II. adjective see cheap jack II …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheap john — seller of cheap goods, peddler of inferior articles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • John Birch (luthier) — John Birch was an English luthier mainly known for his electric guitars. Some of his customers included Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, Brian May of Queen, Dave Hill and Jim Lea of Slade, Gerry Shephard of The Glitter Band, and Roy …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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

  • John —    1. a lavatory    The cousin John people said they had to visit as they absented themselves from company:     Running back and forth, practically living in the John. (Theroux, 1975)    (I once worked for a manufacturer of casements in Cardiff… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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