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Meaning of "gimcrack" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIMCRACK

Changed from C14 gibecrake little ornament, of unknown origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIMCRACK

gimcrack  [ˈdʒɪmˌkræk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIMCRACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gimcrack can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GIMCRACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gimcrack

Gimcrack

Gimcrack was an English Thoroughbred racehorse stallion sired by Cripple, a son of the Godolphin Arabian, his dam Miss Elliot was by Partner. A small grey horse at 14.2 hands, Gimcrack was nonetheless widely successful, winning 27 of his 36 races in a turf career spanning 7 seasons. Gimcrack won his last race in 1771, at age eleven, and he retired to the Grosvenor stud. Gimcrack sired the handy grey horse, Grey Robin who defeated Pot-8-os. His bloodline was more notable though in US horse racing than in Britain, via his son Medley. Gimcrack is best known from the paintings by George Stubbs. After death he was buried at Haughton Hall, Shifnal, Shropshire. A small brick and stone pillar marks his grave to the west of the boundary wall of the old kitchen garden. The Gimcrack Club, in York was founded in 1766 in his honour, and the Gimcrack Stakes, also at York, are therefore also named after the horse.

Definition of gimcrack in the English dictionary

The definition of gimcrack in the dictionary is cheap; shoddy. Other definition of gimcrack is a cheap showy trifle or gadget.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIMCRACK


Amtrak
ˈæmtræk
anorak
ˈænəˌræk
anticrack
ˌæntɪˈkræk
Bacharach
ˈbækəræk
backtrack
ˈbækˌtræk
brack
bræk
crack
kræk
craic
kræk
Dirac
dɪˈræk
drac
dræk
hydrocrack
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌkræk
microcrack
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkræk
multitrack
ˈmʌltɪˌtræk
racetrack
ˈreɪsˌtræk
rack
ræk
soundtrack
ˈsaʊndˌtræk
sprack
spræk
tamarack
ˈtæməˌræk
track
træk
wisecrack
ˈwaɪzˌkræk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIMCRACK

gilthead
giltwood
gimbal
gimbal ring
gimbals
gimcrackery
gimel
gimlet
gimlet-eyed
gimmal
gimmalled
gimme
gimmer
gimmick
gimmickry
gimmicky
gimmie
gimmor
gimp
gimpy

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIMCRACK

a hard nut to crack
arrack
back, sack, and crack
barrack
cooling rack
fast track
fast-track
hairline crack
plate rack
quarter crack
roof rack
sand crack
single track
single-track
the rack
the right track
the wrong track
title track
toe crack
wine rack

Synonyms and antonyms of gimcrack in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GIMCRACK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gimcrack» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gimcrack

Translation of «gimcrack» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIMCRACK

Find out the translation of gimcrack to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gimcrack from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gimcrack» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

华而不实
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gimcrack
570 millions of speakers

English

gimcrack
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खिलौना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

gimcrack
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

gimcrack
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gimcrack
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টুকিটাকি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de pacotille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gimcrack
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

minderwertig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

gimcrack
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

gimcrack
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gimcrack
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vật vô giá trị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயனற்ற பகட்டுப் பொருள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Gimcrack
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zımbırtı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dozzinale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gimcrack
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

gimcrack
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gimcrack
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

μπιχλιμπίδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

prullerig
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

gimcrack
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gimcrack
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gimcrack

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIMCRACK»

The term «gimcrack» is normally little used and occupies the 109.314 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIMCRACK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gimcrack

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIMCRACK»

Discover the use of gimcrack in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gimcrack and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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George Stubbs, Painter:
As a stallion he stood at Oxcroft at the high fee of 20 guineas (though Gimcrack's fee was 30 guineas), but was not a great success. Revisiting Oxcroft over 200 years later, David Oldrey observes that the finely painted ash tree in spring flower  ...
Judy Egerton, 2007
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The sportsman's cyclopaedia: comprising a complete ...
B. C. In the second Spring meeting, Gimcrack, 7st. 41b. beat Mr. Panton s Rocket, aged, 8st. 71b. B. C. lOOOgs. — at starting, 6 to 4 on Rocket. At Newmarket in July, he beat Sir J. Lowther's Ascham, 6 years old, 7st. 101b. each, B. C. 1000 gs.
Thomas Burgeland Johnson, 1848
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Baker's Darkey plays: a collection of short, humorous plays ...
Enter Gimcrack, door in flat. Gimcrack. Good-morning, sir, good-morning. Am dis de place whar dey put people in de paper ? Foozle (mocking him). No, sir, dis am not de place whar dey put people in de paper. This is a printing office where we ...
Frank E. Hiland, George H. Coes, E. Bowers, 1903
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The turf register, and sportsman & breeder's stud-book, by ...
Gimcrack was fold to Mr. Wildman; and at Newmarket First Spring Meeting, J 7 65 , He won 501, for horses rising five years old, 8st. 7lb. R. C beating Mr. Vernon's Prophet, Sir J. Lowther's Treasurer, and Sir John Moore's South-West. Gimcrack ...
William Pick, R. Johnson, 1803
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The Turf Register and Sportsman & Breeder's Stud-book: ...
4lb. beat Sir C. Bunbury's Gimcrack, aged, 9st. B. C. 300gs. — In the First October Meeting, He was beat by Goldfinder, Jethro, Bellario, Marquis, and A-la-greque. — He was then sold to Lord Oflbry; and in the fame Meeting, He was second to ...
William Pick, R. Johnson, 1805
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American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine
MEMOIR OF GIMCRACK. (See Engraving annexed.) To entitle him to the place he occupies in this number of the Magazine, it would be sufficient in behalf of Gimcrack that he was the sire of Medley; but that distinction, far from constituting his ...
John Stuart Skinner, 1880
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Baily's Magazine of Sports & Pastimes
The curious thing about this race was that his only opponent was Mr. Vernon's Rose, who won the first heat. Gimcrack fairly galloped her to a standstill in the second heat ; and she was withdrawn from the third heat, allowing the little grey to ...
‎1889
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Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes
But the speet; delivered by the Earl of Durham to the Gimcrack Club cannot be dismissed, with merely the comments of the press. The noble lord has, in a certain sense, flung down his gauntlet. That it will be taken up « cannot for an instant ...
‎1888
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Sporting Magazine
He was bred by Lord Fitzwilliam; his dam, called Evelina, by Highflyer, out of Termagant, by Tantrum, son of Cripple, sire of the famous Gimcrack. — Termagant was also the dan: of Pewett, that bred the two noted gunners Sir Paul and Paulina.
‎1808
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American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine
1771-3-9;— the only nag in Maryland that ever beat Fitzhugh'* Regulus, and Delancey's imported horse Lath. PotSos Mare; daui by Gimcrack; grandam Snap Dragon by Snap. — The grandam of American Eclipse — (dam of Miller's Damsel , ...
‎1833

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIMCRACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gimcrack is used in the context of the following news items.
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Muhaarar reaches new heights for trainer Hills
Trainer Richard Fahey said of the Godolphin-owned colt: “He has entries in the Gimcrack and the National Stakes. We're back where we ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
2
Birchwood Flies To Superlative Win
"We'll speak to John (Ferguson) and see where he goes, but he has entries in the Gimcrack and the National Stakes. "His mind wasn't on the ... «Sportinglife.com, Jul 15»
3
Birchwood and Rene Mathis give Richard Fahey a Newmarket double
"We'll speak to John (Ferguson, bloodstock advisor to owners Godolphin) and see where he goes, but he has entries in the Gimcrack and the ... «Cambridge News, Jul 15»
4
Birchwood flies to Superlative win at Newmarket
"We'll speak to John (Ferguson) and see where he goes, but he has entries in the Gimcrack and the National Stakes. "His mind wasn't on the ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
5
Falling for Disney's Latest Idol
Fake palm trees, fake paparazzi — okay, that's understandable — and a stupid-as-fuck altar set up with gimcrack from Disneyland's Enchanted ... «SF Weekly, Jul 15»
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Waady a first Group winner for Approve
After breaking his duck at the second time of asking, Approve went on to win a pair of Group 2s - the Norfolk Stakes and Gimcrack Stakes ... «Racing Post Bloodstock, Jul 15»
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Double delight for Norton
The Acclamation colt, who holds an entry in the Gimcrack Stakes, was never far of the pace and powered to the lead inside the final furlong to ... «Sportinglife.com, Jul 15»
8
Calling time on Greece
... case with the euro, the single currency's attraction for investors could collapse just as surely as Greece's gimcrack membership seems certain ... «Saudi Gazette, Jul 15»
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Leading St Leger fancies all entered in Great Voltigeur Stakes
75 horses have been left in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Gimcrack Stakes on the final day of the Ebor Meeting, Saturday August 22. «SkySports, Jul 15»
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The Supreme Court's Liberal Decisions Were Just Common Sense
Millions would have lost their insurance—thousands, their lives. And why? Beneath the gimcrack pretext, one simple reason: The court didn't ... «Slate Magazine, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gimcrack [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gimcrack>. Mar 2021 ».
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