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(adj.) Something recently acquired that, due to inferior construction, breaks before you can use it, making it useless, e.g. cheap bin liners, corporate gift pens, etc.
A: Hey, this pen I was given when attending that workshop is really shiny but it doesn’t write.

B: Yeah, that’s because it’s pre-obsolescent.
by W. T. Figo November 18, 2010
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