What does tacky mean?

Definitions for tacky
ˈtæk itack·y

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tacky.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tackyadjective

    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch

    "tacky varnish"

  2. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashyadjective

    tastelessly showy

    "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

Wiktionary

  1. tackyadjective

    Of a substance, slightly sticky.

    This paint isn't dry yet - it's still a bit tacky.

    Etymology: Compare techy, tack a spot.

  2. tackyadjective

    Of low quality.

    That market stall sells all sorts of tacky ornaments.

    Etymology: Compare techy, tack a spot.

  3. tackyadjective

    In poor taste.

    That was a tacky thing to say.

    Etymology: Compare techy, tack a spot.

  4. tackyadjective

    gaudy, flashy, showy, garish

    Etymology: Compare techy, tack a spot.

  5. tackyadjective

    dowdy, shabbily dressed

    Etymology: Compare techy, tack a spot.

  6. tackyadjective

    shabby, dowdy (in one's appearance)

    Etymology: Compare techy, tack a spot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tackyadjective

    sticky; adhesive; raw; -- said of paint, varnish, etc., when not well dried

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tacky

    tak′i, n. (U.S.) a poor ill-conditioned horse.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tacky in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tacky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tacky in a Sentence

  1. Debra Tate:

    I know for a fact she did not have a premonition — awake or in a dream — that she and Jay would have their throat cut, i checked with all of her living friends. None of her friends had any knowledge of this. Tacky, tacky, tacky. It’s a total fabrication.

  2. Anne Marie Blackman:

    Santa hats on geese is classic( early)'80s, someone would have had home decorations that matched that sweater, and they weren't tacky at all, at that time. ... You can picture someone with embroidered geese in a deep brown frame.

  3. David Anasagasti:

    Walls are getting done over, left and right, with total disregard, it’s getting kind of tacky.

  4. David Anasagasti:

    It’s getting kind of tacky.

Images & Illustrations of tacky

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Translations for tacky

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  • billig, geschmacklos, klebrigGerman
  • malbongustaEsperanto
  • pegajosoSpanish
  • mauton, halpa, tahmea, tyylitön, tökerö, tarttuvaFinnish
  • quétaine, collantFrench
  • pacchiano, viscosoItalian
  • דָבִיקHebrew
  • lipīgsLatvian
  • slecht, goedkoop, smakeloos, kleverigDutch
  • lepkiPolish
  • cafona, pegajoso, mirabolante, de mau gosto, desleixado, grudento, espalhafatoso, brega, fajutoPortuguese
  • lipiciosRomanian
  • дешёвый, низкопробный, липкий, безвкусный, низкокачественный, аляповатый, неряшливый, бедно одетый, мишурный, кричащий, неэлегантный, показной, броскийRussian
  • klibbigSwedish
  • baduyTagalog
  • 俗气的Chinese

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