Pronunciation: (chēp'jak"), [key]
a peddler, esp. of inferior articles.
1. of or suitable for a cheap-jack; cheap or inferior.
2. without scruples or principles; underhanded: using cheap-jack methods to evict tenants. Also,cheap'jack",cheap-johnPronunciation: (chēp'jon"). [key]
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