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tacky

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adjective \ ˈta-kē \

Definition of tacky

tackier; tackiest
:somewhat sticky to the touch
  • tacky varnish
; also :characterized by tack :adhesive

Origin and Etymology of tacky


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tacky

adjective

Definition of tacky

tackier; tackiest
1 :not having or exhibiting good taste: such as
a :marked by cheap showiness :gaudy
  • a tacky publicity stunt
  • a tacky outfit
b :marked by lack of style :dowdy
2 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

Origin and Etymology of tacky

tacky a low-class person



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