\ ˈtra-shē How to pronounce trashy (audio) \
trashier; trashiest

Definition of trashy

1 : indecent
2 : being, resembling, or containing trash : of inferior quality

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Other Words from trashy

trashily \ ˈtra-​shə-​lē How to pronounce trashy (audio) \ adverb
trashiness noun

Examples of trashy in a Sentence

Her outfit was a bit trashy. I know that sequined shirt cost a lot of money, but I still think it looks kind of trashy.
Recent Examples on the Web The landscape is uncanny, strange, trashy, and wild—Mortonian. Morgan Meis, The New Yorker, 8 June 2021 Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 12 May 2021 The artworks are an unlikely mash-up of fine-art culture, trashy Internet jokes and bitcoin references. Washington Post, 8 May 2021 Snyder surpasses Millennial poli-tricks and the childishness that Marvel’s Avengers, Spiderman and even the trashy Star Wars movies depend on. Armond White, National Review, 9 Apr. 2021 The tragic loss of those trusting young souls gives the overall narrative heft, while capturing a cultural moment that extends beyond the standard trashy formula. Brian Lowry, CNN, 2 Apr. 2021 That premise is goofy enough to be fun but, as executed by writer-director Justin P. Lange, the movie is too ponderous and dry — neither endearingly trashy nor effectively scary. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2021 In other words: her reputation was already so trashy that poor Rohan’s only mistake was buying into it. Tori Telfer,, 24 Feb. 2021 The streamer is constantly churning out content ranging from prestige cinema to trashy reality shows and everything in between. Emily Palmer Heller, Vulture, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of trashy

circa 1620, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of trashy was circa 1620

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12 Jun 2021

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“Trashy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trashy

informal + disapproving
: not decent or respectable : involving improper behavior
: very low in quality

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