Meaning of ticky-tacky

tic•ky-tack•y

Pronunciation: (tik'ē-tak"ē), [key]
— Informal. Informal.
—adj.
  1. shoddy and unimaginatively designed; flimsy and dull: a row of new, ticky-tacky bungalows.
  2. tacky.
—n.
  1. ticky-tacky material or something made of it, esp. housing.
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