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tacky

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adjective \ˈta-kē\

Definition of tacky

tackier

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tackiest

  1. :  somewhat sticky to the touch tacky varnish; also :  characterized by tack :  adhesive

Origin and Etymology of tacky

2tack


First Known Use: 1788


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tacky

adjective

Definition of tacky

tackier

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tackiest

  1. 1 :  not having or exhibiting good taste: such asa :  marked by cheap showiness :  gaudy a tacky publicity stunt a tacky outfitb :  marked by lack of style :  dowdy

  2. 2a :  characterized by lack of good breeding couldn't run around downtown … in a bikini, which was tacky — Cyra McFaddenb :  shabby, seedy a tacky town whose citrus groves were blighted by smoke — Bryce Nelson

Origin and Etymology of tacky

tacky a low-class person


First Known Use: 1862



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