Meaning of tacky

tack•y

Pronunciation: (tak'ē), [key]
— tack•i•er, tack•i•est.
  1. sticky to the touch; adhesive.

tack•y

Pronunciation: (tak'ē), [key]
— tack•i•er, tack•i•est.
  1. not tasteful or fashionable; dowdy.
  2. shabby in appearance; shoddy: a tacky, jerry-built housing development.
  3. crass; cheaply vulgar; tasteless; crude.
  4. gaudy; flashy; showy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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