schlockbuster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of schlock and blockbuster

Noun[edit]

schlockbuster (plural schlockbusters)

  1. (US, slang) A schlocky blockbuster; a film that is tasteless and inferior but still very successful.
    • 2009 April 22, Michael Cieply, “He’s Behind the Guffaws and the Gore”, New York Times:
      If the stalker thriller “Obsessed,” which opens on Friday, tops the box office, Clinton R. Culpepper will cement his reputation as Hollywood’s king of the schlockbuster.