ricky-tick

noun
\ ¦rikē¦tik \

Definition of ricky-tick

: sweet jazz of a style reminiscent of the 1920s

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Other Words from ricky-tick

ricky-ticky \ -​tikē \ adjective

First Known Use of ricky-tick

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ricky-tick

imitative

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“Ricky-tick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ricky-tick. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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