Pronunciation Adjective

tacky (comparative tackier, superlative tackiest)

  1. Of a substance, slightly sticky.
    Hypernyms: Thesaurus:adhesive
    This paint isn't dry yet; it's still a bit tacky.
Translations Pronunciation Adjective

tacky (comparative tackier, superlative tackiest)

  1. (colloquial) Of low quality.
    That market stall sells all sorts of tacky ornaments.
  2. (colloquial) In poor taste.
    That was a tacky thing to say.
  3. Gaudy or flashy.
    Synonyms: flashy, showy, garish
    • 1967, S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders
      Steve Randle was seventeen, tall and lean, with thick greasy hair he kept combed in complicated swirls. He was tacky, smart, and Soda's best buddy since grade school.
  4. Shabby, dowdy in one's appearance or dress.
    Synonyms: dowdy
  • German: billig
  • Portuguese: fajuto
  • Russian: аляпова́тый
  • Spanish: chopo (Dominican Republic), naco (Mexico), cutre
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: cafona
  • Russian: бе́дно оде́тый
  • Portuguese: desleixado
  • Russian: неэлега́нтный

tacky (plural tackies)

  1. Alternative form of tackey#English|tackey

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