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icky

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adjective \ˈi-kē\

Simple Definition of icky

  • : having a very unpleasant quality

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of icky

ickierickiest

  1. :  offensive to the senses or sensibilities :  distasteful <put off by her icky triteness — Renata Adler>

ickiness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of icky in a sentence

  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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