tackiness, n.
/tak"ee/, adj., tackier, tackiest.
sticky to the touch; adhesive.
[1780-90; TACK1 + -Y1]
tackiness, n.
/tak"ee/, adj., tackier, tackiest.
1. not tasteful or fashionable; dowdy.
2. shabby in appearance; shoddy: a tacky, jerry-built housing development.
3. crass; cheaply vulgar; tasteless; crude.
4. gaudy; flashy; showy.
[1880-85, Amer.; appar. identical with earlier tack(e)y small horse, pony, poor farmer; of obscure orig.]

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