I. noun Etymology: cheap + the name Jack Date: 1851 1. a haggling huckster 2. a dealer in cheap merchandise II. adjective Date: 1865 1. being inferior, cheap, or worthless <
cheapjack movie companies
2. unscrupulously opportunistic <
cheapjack speculators

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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