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trash +‎ -y


  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹæʃi/
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  • Rhymes: -æʃi


trashy (comparative trashier, superlative trashiest)

  1. Like trash; having low quality, especially of books and films.
    Synonyms: cheesy, low-rent, mediocre, useless, worthless
    Coordinate terms: camp, corny, tacky
    a trashy novel
    • 1899, H. G. Wells, “Chapter 5”, in Love and Mr. Lewisham:
      It was nonsense this being in love; there wasn't such a thing as love outside of trashy novelettes.
    • 2011, Joey Reynolds, Myra Chanin, The Ultimate Cheesecake Cookbook, St. Martin's Griffin, →ISBN, page 10:
      Take to your bed with a trashy book or meet someone amusing for lunch. Even better, take to your bed with a trashy man or woman who's amusing; but if you knew someone trashy and amusing, you probably wouldn't be feeling depressed.
    • 2021, Stroh's is Michigan's most popular 'trashy' beer, study says[1]:
      "Michigan's taste in beer is so good, even its "trashy" brew of choice is an icon and a staple..."
  2. Indecent or lacking class.
  3. Having or generating a lot of trash. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. (music) Having a sound like white noise.
    trashy cymbals
    • 2001, Johnny Rabb, Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass for the Acoustic Drum Set, Alfred Music Publishing, →ISBN, page 20:
      I needed to have a cymbal setup that allowed me the flexibility to play with a clean or trashy sound at any time.

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