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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. ornamental objects of no great value;
[syn: folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. tastelessly showy;
- Example: "a flash car"
- Example: "a flashy ring"
- Example: "garish colors"
- Example: "a gaudy costume"
- Example: "loud sport shirts"
- Example: "a meretricious yet stylish book"
- Example: "tawdry ornaments"
[syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

gimcrack \gim"crack`\, n. [OE., a spruce and pert pretender, also, a spruce girl, prob. fr. gim + crack lad, boaster.] A trivial mechanism; a device. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. A toy; a pretty thing; an ornamental object of no great value. Syn: trinket, gewgaw, knickknack, tchotchke. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] gimcrackery
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gimcrack adj 1: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy] n 1: ornamental objects of no great value [syn: folderal, falderol, frill, gimcrackery, gimcrack, nonsense, trumpery]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

115 Moby Thesaurus words for "gimcrack": a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, agate, apparatus, bagatelle, ball, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, blocks, brass farthing, bric-a-brac, button, cent, checkerboard, chessboard, club, cockhorse, contraption, contrivance, cricket bat, cue, curio, device, doll, doll carriage, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, gadget, gaud, gewgaw, gimmick, gizmo, golf club, hair, halfpenny, hand tool, hill of beans, hobbyhorse, implement, instrument, jack-in-the-box, jacks, jackstones, jackstraws, jest, joke, kickshaw, knack, knickknack, knickknackery, marble, marionette, means, mechanical device, mig, minikin, mockery, molehill, novelty, paper doll, peppercorn, picayune, pick-up sticks, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pinwheel, plaything, power tool, precision tool, puppet, racket, rag doll, rap, red cent, rocking horse, row of pins, rush, shit, snap, sneeshing, sou, speed tool, sport, steelie, straw, taw, teetotum, tool, top, toy, toy soldier, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, utensil, whatnot, whim-wham