\ 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 trashily (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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Jesus, help us all, not just those trashy people fighting at an elementary school baseball field. Khadrice Rollins,, "Wild Brawl Breaks Out Between Parents at Baseball Game for Seven-Year-Olds," 19 June 2019 The genre began as a form of entertainment that appealed to both society’s poor and its elite, even though it was considered trashy, lowbrow, taboo, and a kind of yellow journalism. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Time of True Crime," 26 Apr. 2019 Check out how to put together a cute (but not trashy) costume. Seventeen, "Halloweekend! Video," 12 Nov. 2010 By the time Chris Hemsworth and his torso arrive to raise hell at the trashy hotel El Royale, all of the mysteries have been explained. J.r. Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "‘Bad Times at the El Royale’: First-rate cast checks in, but plot twists fizzle out," 8 Oct. 2018 For some bizarre reason, out cup has runneth over with fun, trashy, intense shark movies since the summer of 2016. Tom Philip, GQ, "2017's Best Shark Movie Is Now on Netflix," 15 Jan. 2018 And the first few minutes of Jill Oliver's vulgar, trashy, childish romp reveal unexpected layers of additional idiocy. Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader, "Adventures of Spirit Force Five," 12 July 2018 In adapting the best-selling novel from Peter Benchley, Spielberg tossed the trashy subplots and focused on the elemental conflict: man vs. nature, mined for maximum tension and scares. Jason Bailey, New York Times, "10 Movies to Fill the ‘Jurassic’-Sized Hole in Your Heart," 11 June 2018 After 48 hours of mocking and dismissing the right's whataboutism, suddenly the left was on defense — and turning to Trump's history of trashy talk, including the use of the very word that so infuriated them Thursday. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Samantha Bee vs Roseanne Barr: Double standard? Twitter reacts," 31 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of trashy

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

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