word of the day :: gimcrack

gimcrack
[jim-krak]

-noun
1. a showy, useless trifle; gewgaw.

Origin
1325-75; for earlier sense; Middle English gib ( e) crake; compare Middle English gibben to waver (< Old French giber to shake)

“Haul them off! Hide them!
The heart winces
for gunk and gimcrack,
for jerrybuilt things
And the men who make them
for a little money.”
~ Richard Wilbur ~
U. S. poet

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Creative freelancer living, working, and playing in the Pacific Northwest.
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