Cheapjack



[cheep-jak] /ˈtʃipˌdʒæk/

noun
1.
a peddler, especially of inferior articles.
adjective
2.
of or suitable for a cheap-jack; cheap or inferior.
3.
without scruples or principles; underhanded:
using cheap-jack methods to evict tenants.
noun
1.
a person who sells cheap and shoddy goods
adjective
2.
shoddy or inferior

modifier

Inferior and cheap; obscure and third-rate; shoddy

[Cheap Jack and Cheap John, ”itinerant huckster, merchant of shoddy,” are attested from about 1850]

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