trashier; trashiest
: being, resembling, or containing trash : of inferior quality
trashily 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.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1620, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of trashy was circa 1620

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“Trashy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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