One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they lived in gimcrack villas you'd be afraid to sneeze in’
shoddy, jerry-built, badly built, flimsy, insubstantial, rickety, ramshackle, thrown together, makeshift, inferior, poor-quality, second-rate, third-rate, low-grade, cheap, cheapjack, tawdry, rubbishy, kitschy, trashy, crude, tinny
informal tacky, tatty, junky
British informal ropy, duff, rubbish, grotty
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