Definition of schlockmeister in English:


Pronunciation /ˈSHläkˌmīstər/ /ˈʃlɑkˌmaɪstər/


informal North American
  • A purveyor of cheap or trashy goods.

    • ‘the kind of television that needs to be defended against barbarian schlockmeisters and the profit imperative’
    • ‘After all, they weren't fly-by-night schlockmeisters with a reputation for creative bookkeeping.’
    • ‘House on Haunted Hill is a remake of a 1959 Vincent Price movie directed by schlockmeister William Castle.’
    • ‘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.’


Early 20th century from schlock + German Meister ‘master’.