Definition of schlocky in US English:


(US shlocky)


North American
  • See schlock

    • ‘I, personally, am distracted by schlocky music.’
    • ‘This is the kind of thing that schlocky TV producers love.’
    • ‘But laid out on the floor of the tank room, being regularly doused with water to keep it from drying out, the squid looks less like an exciting scientific specimen and more like a gruesome puppet made for a schlocky horror film.’
    • ‘Some films are so unashamedly schlocky, it's almost as if they go right past ‘bad’ and come all the way round to ‘outstanding’ again.’
    • ‘Thankfully, the four young leads give suitably heartfelt and believable performances, giving an otherwise schlocky teen soap opera the pleasing illusion of quality.’