adjective \ˈi-kē\

: having a very unpleasant quality


Full Definition of ICKY

:  offensive to the senses or sensibilities :  distasteful <put off by her icky triteness — Renata Adler>
ick·i·ness \-nəs\ noun

Examples of ICKY

  1. The trail was icky with mud.
  2. <the novel has an icky sentimentality that makes my skin crawl>

Origin of ICKY

perhaps baby talk alteration of sticky
First Known Use: 1929


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