tacky


1tacky

adjective \ˈta-kē\
tack·i·ertack·i·est

Definition of TACKY

:  somewhat sticky to the touch <tacky varnish>; also :  characterized by tack :  adhesive

Origin of TACKY

2tack
First Known Use: 1788

Rhymes with TACKY

2tacky

adjective
tacki·ertacki·est

Definition of TACKY

1
a :  characterized by lack of good breeding <couldn't run around downtown…in a bikini, which was tacky — Cyra McFadden>
b :  shabby, seedy <a tacky town whose citrus groves were blighted by smoke — Bryce Nelson>
2
:  not having or exhibiting good taste: as
a :  marked by lack of style :  dowdy
b :  marked by cheap showiness :  gaudy <a tacky publicity stunt> <a tacky outfit>

Origin of TACKY

tacky a low-class person
First Known Use: 1862

Rhymes with TACKY

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