• WordNet 3.6
    • n tackiness tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    • n tackiness the property of being cohesive and sticky
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tackiness The state or quality of being tacky; stickiness, as of a partially dried surface of oil or varnish.
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  • Bette Midler
    Bette Midler
    “I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.”


In literature:

Madison, my first town, showed me that my clothes were homemade and tacky.
"The Log-Cabin Lady, An Anonymous Autobiography" by Unknown
As we approached the tacky little swaybacked ranch-house, he opened his eyes.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
When the size is tacky, or nearly dry, gold powder or gold leaf is applied.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
Your clothes are getting pretty tacky, too, and you're getting all burned with those hot coals and things.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
Can you get those tacky fiber ends in any other way?
"The Professional Approach" by Charles Leonard Harness
When the glaire has ceased to be "tacky," the gold is laid on.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
For softening purposes a very small quantity of gum thrus may be used, too much will result in tackiness.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
In Virginia, North and South Carolina he is known as "Poor Bocra," "Poor Tackie.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
The draft animals are usually small oxen or ponies, called "salt marsh tackies," as they are left to pick their living from the marshes.
"The Negro Farmer" by Carl Kelsey
I reckon maybe you ain't used to seein' piny-woods Tackies.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris

In news:

It absorbs quickly without leaving skin slick or tacky, so you can apply makeup right away.
While some find them tacky, others think they're fun, but one thief in Massachusetts thinks they might just be a cash cow.
There's nothing tacky about this rich, intense shade.
It's just plain wrong…and tacky.
Do you agree with me that this kind of dressing is tacky and dangerous.
Tacky isn't always bad—especially when it means a quick peel-and-paste update.
Vintage shops are reporting an a noticeable uptick in the sale of sweaters so tacky, they seem to scream, " happy bad sweater holidays to you".
His obsession in this Wauwatosa basement revolves around Christmas sweaters so tacky, some people find them beautiful.
520 Plantation Drive in the West End has been going " tacky " for 30 years.
Amanda McNulty visits with David Grant on his farm in Florence and learns about The Marsh Tacky Horse.
The Tacky Tourist Photos website defines the word " tacky ".
Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Above Ground Fun Or Tacky Eyesore.
Posts tagged " Tacky ".
Check out these Tacky Wedding pictures.
Tacky Cat Tactical Cat Storm Cat.