Definition of schlockmeister in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHläkˌmīstər/


informal, chiefly North American
A purveyor of cheap or trashy goods.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: schlock·meis·ter

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