Definition of


  1. (adj, all) tastelessly showy
    a flashy ring
    garish colors
    a gaudy costume
    loud sport shirts
    a meretricious yet stylish book
    tawdry ornaments
  2. (adj, all) (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch

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Alternate forms of Tacky

Derivations: tackiness

Origin of the word Tacky

  1. "sticky," 1788, from tack (1) in the sense of "an act of attaching temporarily." more
  2. "in poor taste," 1862, adj. use of tackey (n.) "small or inferior horse" (1800), later "hillbilly, cracker" (1888), of uncertain origin. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Tacky

3tc, t'ai chi, ta'ziyeh, tacca, taccaceae, tach, tack, taco, taco sauce, tadjik, tadzhik, taegu, tag, tagus, tai chi, taichi, tajik, tajiki, taka, takahe, takakkaw, take, take a joke, take away

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