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Dec 16, 2011
This week's theme
Words borrowed from Yiddish

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nosh
naches
schmutz
kosher
schlockmeister

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with Anu Garg

schlockmeister

PRONUNCIATION:
(SHLOK-my-stuhr)

MEANING:
noun: One who deals in inferior goods.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Yiddish shlak (evil, nuisance) + German Meister (master). Earliest documented use: 1965.

USAGE:
"Schlockmeister Ed Wood was supposedly the world's worst director."
Philippa Hawker and Jake Wilson; Top 10 Films; The Age (Melbourne, Australia); Jul 17, 2010.

"You're a Harvard historian, for god's sake, not a pop schlockmeister looking for a quick buck."
Dan Brown; The Da Vinci Code; Doubleday; 2003.

See more usage examples of schlockmeister in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all. -William Bell, singer and songwriter (b. 1939)

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