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ticky-tacky

1ticky–tacky

noun \ˌti-kē-ˈta-kē\
plural ticky–tackies also ticky–tacks

Definition of TICKY-TACKY

:  sleazy or shoddy material used especially in the construction of look-alike tract houses; also :  something built of ticky-tacky

Variants of TICKY-TACKY

ticky–tacky also ticky–tack \-ˈtak\

Origin of TICKY-TACKY

reduplication of tacky
First Known Use: 1962

2ticky–tacky

adjective

Definition of TICKY-TACKY

1
:  of an uninspired or monotonous sameness
2
:  tacky
3
:  built of ticky-tacky

Variants of TICKY-TACKY

ticky–tacky also ticky–tack

First Known Use of TICKY-TACKY

1964

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