tacky


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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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SHOPPING LIST flat bed sheet large enough to cover your door (or purchased fabric--stiff cotton is recommended) * scissors * wide ribbon * upholstery or flat-head tacks * hammer * tacky glue
Residents were upset at the name which, they claimed, was too tacky and downmarket for the well-heeled suburb.
The trouble is she's wearing this stuff when we go to bed and have sex and it's a turn-off as I can't get those tacky photos out of my mind.
Charles and Camilla tea towel The typical kind of tat for the most recent royal wedding has since become extra special because most of them have the wrong date after the couple had to get married a day later because of Pope John Paul II's funeralDollywood decks of cards The worldwide capital of tacky souvenirs must be country singer Dolly Parton's theme park in Tennessee.
A new mold release for flexible PUR foam automotive and truck seating is said to eliminate the wet, tacky feel produced by many other foam release agents.
Daniela Rossell's repugnant yet alluring photographs of nouveaux riches theatrically posed in the tacky opulence of their homes expose a lack that gnaws at the heart of wealth.
Between these dubious bookends are plenty of forgettable songs amped up with tacky power chords and stridently sociological lyrics.
Maybe it was the ground which is very tacky, but I doubt it.
The Sims Livin' Large offers 125 new items for Sims to use--from a potion making chemistry set to a vibrating bed; five new careers for Sims to pursue--journalism, hacker, slacker, music and paranormal; and new design and architecture features, so players can build anything from a tacky love shack to a gloomy castle for their Sims to call home.
He's not bad looking and I wouldn't mind, but my best friend says it's very tacky.
Or so I found out recently when I went into a store at my local mall, drawn in by the cheap and tacky prom dresses on display.
A tacky roll removes surface dirt; a second smaller tacky roll traverses and cleans the larger roll.
WOOLWORTHS has been forced to scrap its planned range of Wills and Kate wedding souvenirs, including tacky mugs, tea towels and plates.
Green tires in a tacky state are vulcanize at 190[degrees]C for about ten minutes in curing presses.