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Meaning of GIMCRACK

Pronunciation:  'jim`krak

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
 

GIMCRACK is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, in poor taste(p), loud, meretricious, tacky, tasteless, tatty, tawdry, trashy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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