ticky-tacky

noun
\ˌti-kē-ˈta-kē \
variants: or less commonly ticky-tack \ˌti-​kē-​ˈtak \
plural ticky-tackies also ticky-tacks

Definition of ticky-tacky 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

ticky-tacky

adjective
variants: or less commonly ticky-tack

Definition of ticky-tacky (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of an uninspired or monotonous sameness

3 : built of ticky-tacky

First Known Use of ticky-tacky

Noun

1962, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1964, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ticky-tacky

Noun

reduplication of tacky

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