tackily

adverb

tack·​i·​ly ˈta-kə-lē How to pronounce tackily (audio)
: in a tacky manner : so as to be tacky

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the end, The Match had to go to overtime, with Tiger and Phil duking it out over a 93-yard par-3 under the lights until Mickelson finally took the $9 mill, which was tackily stacked near the course. Jason Gay, WSJ, 25 Nov. 2018 By Wednesday evening, at least one betting house was tackily predicting he’d be fired. Jason Gay, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2018 There is nothing as intoxicating as possibility, and the promise latent in every beauty consumable, no matter how tackily packaged or how ludicrous its claims, is matched only by the near guarantee of equivalent disappointment. Charlotte Shane, The Cut, 3 Apr. 2018 This film is the perfect mix of comfy holiday vibes, tackily predictable plot points, and enough heavy-handed dialogue to really put the comedy in rom-com. Julia Pugachevsky, Cosmopolitan, 12 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tackily was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Tackily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tackily. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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