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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cheap-jack a seller of shoddy goods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cheap-jack A seller of low-priced, shoddy, or second goods; a hawker.
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In literature:

In England they call them cheap jacks.
"My Memories of Eighty Years" by Chauncey M. Depew
No cheap-jack cheated the innocent maidens.
"History of the Moravian Church" by J. E. Hutton
Its beat had led too often to the trickster's booth, to the cheap-jack's rostrum.
"All Roads Lead to Calvary" by Jerome K. Jerome
These foreign prints are trustless as Cheap Jack Dumfounding yokels at a country fair.
"The Dynasts" by Thomas Hardy
You fellows make a lot of fuss over a cheap little jack-pot.
"Five Thousand an Hour" by George Randolph Chester
I've stood up, when I was a young 'un, and shut up a Cheap Jack at a fair.
"Rhoda Fleming, Complete" by George Meredith
A set of fish-jobbers, and men with barrows, and cheap-jacks from up the country.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
Purty as them china figures you might buy off Cheap Jack, an' just so tender.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
The Cheap Jacks were still doing a brisk trade, and at the jewelry stall Everard was able to buy the souvenir he wanted for Carmel.
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
Suppose that you are a Cheap Jack selling things from a van.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
The law, wrote M. Jusserand, distinguished very clearly between an educated physician and a cheap-jack of the cross-ways.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
He talked away like a Cheap Jack, and made such fun, people nearly died with laughing.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
Anyhow, yours is nothing but a cheap-jack establishment.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
A "Cheap Jack," a veritable Doctor Marigold, had taken up his quarters at Higham, and we loiter among the bystanders to hear his patter.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
A thin gentleman with furs, puzzle boxes, and other cheap-jack gear was not much called upon though called at.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
By trade he was a packman, or a cheap Jack.
"The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer" by Richard Clynton
I am nothing but a Cheap Jack, but of late years I have laid by for a rainy day notwithstanding.
"Dickens As an Educator" by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
But I do not think that any one took us for hawkers or cheap-Jack people.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
The greatest crowd was in the market-place, where a few "cheap Jacks" drove their trade.
"Our Journey to the Hebrides" by Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
It was like the stock knife of the Cheap Jack.
"Jewel Mysteries" by Max Pemberton

In poetry:

Those huge jack-boots of the cavalry-swell,
These coats that Isaac and Jacob sell
So cheap to the full-dress gent,—
Their gains to the firm what sum can tell?
For the hands that have done their work so well
Earn barely a two per cent.!
"A Dozen Ballads About White Slavery. X. Slop-Jobbing" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Cheap Jack 's Finds Decades-Long Success in Vintage Fashion.
Cheap Jack's Finds Decades-Long Success in Vintage Fashion.
It was the quest for a cheap vacation that led to my wife, Shelley, and me climbing a rope ladder slapping against the side of a moving cruise ship like Captain Jack (and Jill?
It's a hookah bar, which is a no-go for some smoke-free folks, but honestly, the fragrant hookahs are an upgrade from the cheap-cigarettes-and-liver-failure smell of Jack's.
Vet producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick) also helmed the follow-up, No Tellin' Lies.