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

Definition of trashy

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

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.
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First Known Use of trashy

circa 1620, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Trashy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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