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gimcrack


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gimcrack  \Gim"crack`\,  n.  [OE.,  a  spruce  and  pert  pretender, 
  also  a  spruce  girl,  prob.  fr  gim  +  crack  lad,  boaster.] 
  A  trivial  mechanism;  a  device;  a  toy;  a  pretty  thing 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gimcrack 
  adj  :  tastelessly  showy;  "a  flash  car";  "a  flashy  ring";  "garish 
  colors";  "a  gaudy  costume";  "loud  sport  shirts";  "a 
  meretricious  yet  stylish  book";  "tawdry  ornaments" 
  [syn:  {brassy},  {cheap},  {flash},  {flashy},  {garish},  {gaudy}, 
  {loud},  {meretricious},  {tacky},  {tatty},  {tawdry},  {trashy}] 




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