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Meaning of TACKY

Pronunciation:  'takee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
  2. [adj]  (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch; "tacky varnish"

TACKY is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, in poor taste(p), loud, meretricious, tasteless, tatty, tawdry, trashy, wet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tack"y\, a. [Etymol. uncert.]
    Dowdy, shabby, or neglected in appearance; unkempt. [Local,
    U. S.]
  2. \Tack"y\, n. [Written also {tackey}.]
    An ill-conditioned, ill-fed, or neglected horse; also, a
    person in a like condition. [Southern U. S.]
  3. \Tack"y\, a. [Cf. {Techy}, {Tack} a spot.]
    Sticky; adhesive; raw; -- said of paint, varnish, etc., when
    not well dried. [U. S.]