low-rent

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Adjective[edit]

low-rent (not comparable)

  1. (derogatory) low-quality, trashy
    • 1994 September 16, Roger Ebert, “Timecop”, in Chicago Sunday Times[1], archived from the original on 2005-11-13:
      You see what we're up against here. "Timecop," a low-rent "Terminator," is the kind of movie that is best not thought about at all, for that way madness lies.
    • 2005 August 11, Dave “Georgia Studebaker” Miller, “Re: Maybe I should have advertized Boomerang like this.....”, in alt.autos.studebaker, Usenet:
      That's a text book definition of low-rent hoochie mama if I ever saw it. Guarantee you she's got her tramp stamp across her hips.
    • 2007, Barbara Brown Smith, Rise & Dine: Breakfast in Boston:
      Being called a "diner" may have once meant serving low-rent food, but today it's considered a compliment.