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English definition of “tacky”

tacky

adjective uk   /ˈtæk.i/ us  

tacky adjective (LOW QUALITY)

informal disapproving of cheap quality or in bad style: The shop sold tacky souvenirs and ornaments.

tacky adjective (STICKY)

sticky; (especially of paint or glue) not completely dry
tackiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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