gimcrackery
noun see gimcrack I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gimcrackery — gimcrackery, gimcracks gimcracks . Ornamental objects of no great value. Syn: falderal, folderol, frills, nonsense, trumpery, trinkets, gewgaws, knickknacks, tchotchkes. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gimcrackery — [jim′krak΄ər ē] n. 1. gimcracks, collectively 2. showy but cheap and useless decoration, effects, etc …   English World dictionary

  • gimcrackery — gimcrack ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showy but flimsy or poorly made. ► NOUN ▪ a cheap and showy ornament. DERIVATIVES gimcrackery noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • gimcrackery — /jim krak euh ree/, n. 1. cheap, showy, useless trifles, ornaments, trinkets, etc. 2. obvious or contrived effects, esp. in art, music, literature, etc. [1770 80; GIMCRACK + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • gimcrackery — noun tastelessness See Also: gimcrack …   Wiktionary

  • gimcrackery — dʒɪmkrækÉ™rɪ n. useless trinkets, worthless ornaments …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gimcrackery — gim·crack·ery …   English syllables

  • gimcrackery — gim•crack•er•y [[t]ˈdʒɪmˌkræk ə ri[/t]] n. 1) cheap, showy, useless ornaments, trinkets, etc 2) obvious or contrived effects, esp. in art, music, literature, etc • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • gimcrackery — noun ornamental objects of no great value • Syn: ↑folderal, ↑falderol, ↑frill, ↑gimcrack, ↑nonsense, ↑trumpery • Hypernyms: ↑decoration, ↑ornament, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gimcracks — gimcrackery gimcrackery, gimcracks gimcracks . Ornamental objects of no great value. Syn: falderal, folderol, frills, nonsense, trumpery, trinkets, gewgaws, knickknacks, tchotchkes. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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