Definition of schlockmeister in English:

schlockmeister

Line breaks: schlock|mei¦ster
Pronunciation: /ˈʃlɒkˌmʌɪstə
 
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noun

informal , chiefly North American
  • A purveyor of cheap or trashy goods: the kind of television that needs to be defended against barbarian schlockmeisters and the profit imperative
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    • After all, they weren't fly-by-night schlockmeisters with a reputation for creative bookkeeping.
    • House on Haunted Hill is a remake of a 1959 Vincent Price movie directed by schlockmeister William Castle.
    • He was pulling off the tricky balancing act of his early years as a commercial moviemaker, operating as both schlockmeister and auteur of dark, existential fables.

Origin

early 20th century: from schlock + German Meister 'master'.

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