One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A purveyor of cheap or trashy goods.
- ‘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.’
- ‘House on Haunted Hill is a remake of a 1959 Vincent Price movie directed by schlockmeister William Castle.’
- ‘After all, they weren't fly-by-night schlockmeisters with a reputation for creative bookkeeping.’
Early 20th century: from schlock + German Meister ‘master’.
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