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gimcrack (noun) – A cheap and showy object of little or no use; a gewgaw.

(adj) – Cheap and tasteless; gaudy.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Also jimcrack, “trifle, knick-knack,” by circa 1820, earlier “mechanical contrivance” (1630’s), originally “showy person” (1610’s), of uncertain origin. Perhaps an alteration of Middle English gibecrake, the name of some kind of ornament on wooden furniture (mid-14th century), which is perhaps from Old French giber “to rattle, shake” + some special sense of Middle English crak “sharp noise, crack.” In 18th – 19th century gimcrack also could mean “person who has a turn for mechanical contrivances.”

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