trashy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj trashy tastelessly showy "a flash car","a flashy ring","garish colors","a gaudy costume","loud sport shirts","a meretricious yet stylish book","tawdry ornaments"
    • adj trashy cheap and inferior; of no value "rubbishy newspapers that form almost the sole reading of the majority","trashy merchandise"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Trashy Like trash; containing much trash; waste; rejected; worthless; useless; as, a trashy novel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • trashy Encumbered with trash, that is, with the growth of the previous season.
    • trashy Composed of or resembling trash, rubbish, or dross; waste; worthless; useless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Trashy like trash; worthless
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Quotations

  • Oliver Stone
    Oliver Stone
    “One of the joys of going to the movies was that it was trashy, and we should never lose that.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Scand., Ice. tros, fallen twigs.

Usage

In literature:

I've got as much inflated as this for a dozen trashy things: brewers' dinners and political orgies.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
Stout fellers last six or seven years; trashy ones gets worked up in two or three.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Massy remembered the curious, respectful looks of the "trashy" white men in the place.
"End of the Tether" by Joseph Conrad
Staring ain't courage; it's trashy curiosity.
"The Virginian" by Owen Wister
I'm afraid I've given you trashy stuff sometimes, just to keep you quiet.
"Elsie Venner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Is he dull, or does he put of some trashy production on the public?
"Table-Talk" by William Hazlitt
I don't agree with Uncle Joe Cannon, who says it is trashy.
"Mr. Dooley Says" by Finley Dunne
And as for the trashy little six hundred paid here, I don't need it.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
I think they read more trashy than I expected.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
These trashy fictions represent the western plains, or prairies, as flower-beds.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
If I saw one maybe I would, but I'm too trashy for ghosts to see me.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
He had been reading some of the trashy novels, and the belief had seized him that he had only to go away to make a fortune.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
People said it was 'cheap, trashy literature, etc.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Gorgibus bids his daughter to study Pibrac instead of trashy novels and poetry.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Sometimes we had a poor white trashy skunk that would sit in the school room and call us "niggers" or "darkeys.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
They ought to have the real truth instead of silly make-believes and trashy love stories.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The trashy novels pay well because his wife and daughters like them.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Sometimes she read trashy novels to him, for they both liked such reading when it was bad enough to be funny.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
Harry was confident that Flora intended to "read him a lecture upon trashy literature," as he afterward privately told Alec.
"The Hazeley Family" by A. E. Johnson
He had been reading some of the trashy novels, and the belief had seized him that he had only to go away, to make a fortune.
"Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous" by Sarah K. Bolton
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In poetry:

But this is sure, he'll never change
His manners loud and flashy,
Nor learn with neatness to arrange
His clothing, cheap and trashy.
"Billy Vickers" by Henry Kendall
Now thou art gone, the little men
Of fluent tongue and trashy pen
Will strive to imitate thee;
And when they find they haven't sense
Enough to make a fair pretense,
They'll turn and underrate thee.
"Frederick Douglass" by Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr

In news:

The trashy scheme didn't work this time.
COED Magazine rates South Padre Island as 'trashy'.
That's Garbage : New York City Is Less Trashy Thanks to Refuse Recession.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Becoming one of pop's top-selling acts over the past two years hasn't changed Ke$ha much — the girl who got famous by celebrating the trashy life is still reveling in it.
LOS ANGELES — Becoming one of pop's top-selling acts over the past two years hasn't changed Ke$ha much — the girl who got famous by celebrating the trashy life is still reveling in it.
Becoming one of pop's top-selling acts over the past two years hasn't changed Ke$ha much - the girl who got famous by celebrating the trashy life is still reveling in it.
Is A Butt Crack Hanging Out Sexy OR Trashy .
Join Ripley's Believe It or Not in St Augustine for a fashion show that will prove to be quite trashy .
Love trashy sex books but hate bad writing.
Trashy behavior is nothing new.
Seattle Kitchen's favorite trashy cookies.
Do you have a trashy kitchen.
Trashy fashion show set today at library.
Denton's North Branch Library will have its first Trashy Fashion Show Earth Day event at 7 pm today, according to an announcement from the library.
Ideas abound for trashy souvenirs.
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