tacky


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tacky

Cheap, crude, and unrefined; indicating or characteristic of a lack of class, elegance, or sophistication. He showed up in a really tacky suit. Their food is actually really good, I just think their decorations are a bit tacky.

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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In a study by Mississippi State University's Gaited Locomotive Research Program, it was found that the Marsh Tacky has a unique gait, named the "Swamp Fox Trot," which contributes to its ability to be worked or ridden all day without either the horse or rider tiring.
Tacky Jacks also places importance on tourism, keeping close ties with the Tourism Bureau of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach.
GENTLE READER: That you fail to understand what is traditional and what is tacky.
With a face like that, a striking personality and a well- built body, we wish the superstar gives up this bland and tacky dressing for something more fashionable and edgy.
Honestly, a limo picking up kids in front of school where all the other families can see - TACKY!
He will be remembered but not for something interesting, but for a tacky, crummy and miserable move," Korovesovska Comments.
The screens have proved controversial, with critics claiming they will turn Birmingham's roadways into cheap and tacky Las Vegas-style strips.
Pop star Lady Gaga has shown that celeb nudity can be arty rather than tacky after unveiling her nude billboard for her fragrance, Fame.
3M Innovation Properties has patented a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition having improved initial tack (generally, the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprises (1) a carboxylic group-containing (meth)acrylic tacky polymer having a weight average molecular weight of less than 800,000 and a glass transition temperature of -100[degrees] C to -30[degrees] C, and (2) an amino group-containing (meth)acrylic non-tacky polymer having a weight average molecular weight of from 30,000 to 100,000 and a glass transition temperature of 20[degrees] C to 90[degrees] C.
Tacky House is a design intervention show for people with tacky houses.
DDR-4355 is a transparent, silicone tacky gel with a typical viscosity of approximately 15,000 cP.
MATERIALS 1/4 yard cotton fabric * 1/2-inch-wide headbands * Glue gun * Fabric scissors * Tacky glue
"All we can hope for is that other First Nations, who know a thing or two about the value of not despoiling the scenery, don't follow down this tacky, tacky road."
Blatant hypocrisy and/or behavior that your mother would describe as "tacky." Examples: U.S.
His memorial service was tacky and no doubt some people will make a fortune from selling tacky mementoes and DVDs.