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ticky-tacky

noun \ ˌti-kē-ˈta-kē \
variants: or less commonly ticky-tack play \ˌti-kē-ˈtak\
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of ticky-tacky

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

Origin and Etymology of ticky-tacky

reduplication of tacky


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ticky-tacky

adjective
variants: or less commonly ticky-tack

Definition of ticky-tacky

1 : of an uninspired or monotonous sameness
2 : 2tacky
3 : built of ticky-tacky

First Known Use of ticky-tacky

1964

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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