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Definition of Tacky


  1. Dowdy, shabby, or neglected in appearance; unkempt.
  2. An ill-conditioned, ill-fed, or neglected horse; also, a person in a like condition.
  3. Sticky; adhesive; raw; -- said of paint, varnish, etc., when not well dried.

Tacky Quotations

There's definitely a thin line between being tasteful and tacky.
Big Sean

My style is ghetto chic. I love tacky jewelry, mega heels, high-waisted shorts, catsuits.
Jessie J

Van Morrison is probably, at this point in time, my biggest influence as a vocalist. When we were making our last album I had a vinyl copy of 'Veedon Fleece' in the vocal booth in front of me, in the dorky sense. I think there were candles around, which is really tacky, but hey, I needed to channel Van the Man!
Nate Ruess

Call me tacky, but I love the union of sweet and sour, even in some now-unloved Oriental dishes incorporating pineapple and ketchup.
Yotam Ottolenghi

I'm not 18 anymore, so I'm not into starting unnecessary beefs. It's tacky.
Sasha Grey
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Tacky Translations

tacky in Swedish is klibbig