tacky

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Etymology[edit]

Compare techy, tack a spot.

Adjective[edit]

tacky (comparative tackier, superlative tackiest)

  1. Of a substance, slightly sticky.
    This paint isn't dry yet - it's still a bit tacky.
  2. (colloquial) Of low quality.
    That market stall sells all sorts of tacky ornaments.
  3. (colloquial) In poor taste.
    That was a tacky thing to say.
  4. gaudy, flashy, showy, garish
  5. dowdy, shabbily dressed
  6. shabby, dowdy (in one's appearance)

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