Definitions for tawdryˈtɔ dri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(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. cheapjack, shoddy, tawdry(adj)

    cheap and shoddy

    "cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

Wiktionary

  1. tawdry(Adjective)

    Cheap and gaudy; showy.

  2. Origin: Shortened from tawdry lace.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tawdry

    bought at the festival of St. Audrey

  2. Tawdry

    very fine and showy in colors, without taste or elegance; having an excess of showy ornaments without grace; cheap and gaudy; as, a tawdry dress; tawdry feathers; tawdry colors

  3. Tawdry(noun)

    a necklace of a rural fashion, bought at St. Audrey's fair; hence, a necklace in general


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