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Something that is silly or useless

gimmick

noun

something that is intended to impress and interest you but is really not at all useful

white elephant

noun

an object that is useless and may have cost a lot of money

rubbish

noun

something that is useless, of no value, or of very low quality

frippery

noun

something useless but attractive or enjoyable

frivolity

noun

something that is silly

muck

noun

something unpleasant, offensive, or of no value

snake oil

noun

something useless that someone tries to sell you or make you believe is good

dreck

noun

something that is useless, of no value, or of very low quality

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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