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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GWYN WILLIAMS: I love dragon stuff around Wales, but this thing just looks tacky.
In particular, Tacky Jacks received recognition for its people's civic pride, community involvement, and chamber programs and activities.
Let's see how tacky Mr T likes my tooting - obviously I won't be blowing it at him, it'll be for my dogs, it'll just be a coincidence it will be every time he starts to run, that's all.
I realize some people are starting to share this type of information in "virtual'' baby showers on social media, but that seems tacky to me.
Why would we do something to make the ground tacky and horrible?
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.
He will be remembered but not for something interesting, but for a tacky, crummy and miserable move," Korovesovska Comments.
THE first of Birmingham's money spinning electric billboards have been unveiled over Broad Street - despite claims they make the city look like a tacky US town.
All together now - I should be so tacky, tacky, tacky, tacky.
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.
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 tacky behavior compounded by recklessness and/or sheer stupidity.