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tacky

1. mod. cheap; crude. That was a tacky thing to do to her.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Tom was a little tacky, so he gave me his car keys.

ticky-tacky

(ˈtɪkitæki)
n. cheap and shabby material. Those houses are just made of ticky-tacky, and they won’t even be here in twenty years.
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Methyl silsesquioxanes are also used in water repellent coatings, but the propyl derivatives can have a tackier feel.
We're due for countless more movie-to-Broadway musical adaptations, but you won't find many with a bigger heart, tackier clothes and, OK, a better beat than ``Hairspray.
The concrete proved to be too slippery to race on so a special mixture of Coca-Cola, anti-freeze and brake fluid made the hay bail lined track a bit tackier.
What he doesn't seem to understand is that announcing your reservations about something you're going to do anyway only makes you look tackier.
JUST when racing thought itsimage couldn't get much tackier along comes a sensational new book.
Because Trisha, ITV's tackier version of Kilroy, was questioning a man about his sex life with a woman who used to be his wife and is now his lover once again.
The poorer, tackier but infinitely more fun version of the BAFTAs is the celebrity awards do at its best.
Bluegrass Odyssey features relatively few shots of the newgrass movement (though it is neither hidden nor denigrated by the book), and the Stoneman Family is about as close as the book gets to the tackier side of bluegrass commercialism; both of these are, I think, part of bluegrass history.
It's worth a visit if you can ignore some of the tackier shops selling kitsch, and venture instead to the water-operated cliff railway which links the town to the picturesque harbour village of Lynton 900 foot above.
There's no question that the script of the now legendary Northwest Gate Incident, one of the tackier defining moments of the president's high school romance turned grounds for impeachment, would have been totally different.
What struck me is the configuration of the WASP as the sleeping object of history and the Jew as the vigilant, suffering, and somehow tackier subject.
The HCPS mill is supplied with a Sidman Scraper for thixotropic materials and the Anchor Helix Scraper blade for heavier, tackier materials.
I would either make my own fearsome "false face" or pinch some of my big sister's tackier make-up.
Sense prevailed with Cora: "Is it just my imagination, or do Christmas decorations get tackier every year?