EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GIMCRACK
I will buy her the necklace she scolded me about at Lacy and Gimcrack's; it's just the sum.
A nice set you must be to give your gimcrack craft such a name as that!
The Gothic souls find fault with it, and say it is gimcrack and tawdry and cheap.
As a rule, they are of a flimsy and gimcrack order of architecture.
He then thought of what a fool he had been to give her back that gimcrack pistol.
The work-bag, I'll bet you all I am worth, has not a gimcrack in it that is not her own.'
Not mastery of oneself—just gimcrack, made-in-Birmingham mastery.
And do you expect me to pay for this gimcrack excursion of yours?
When gazing at it one gazed at the ruin, not of a cottage or of a gimcrack villa, but at the ruins of a palace.
I was never one to jump to gimcrack conclusions, and I said as much with perhaps more candour than the occasion required.
1610s, "showy person;" sense of "trifle" first recorded 1839; of uncertain origin, perhaps alteration of gibecrake, a kind of ornament on wooden furniture (mid-14c.), perhaps from Old French giber "to rattle, shake" + Middle English crak "sharp noise, crack." In 18c.-19c. it also meant "a person who has a turn for mechanical contrivances."