Etymology: “tragic” (adj.) from Middle English, from Latin “tragicus,” from Greek “tragikos,” irregular from “tragOidia” tragedy + “trashy” (adj.) "worthless" first attested 1620, from “trash”
of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian “trask” trash; akin to Old Norse “tros” fallen leaves and twigs, Old English “trus”
1 : a regrettable act that is seriously deplorable, having resemblance to everything that is of inferior quality <a trashic performance>
2 : exciting or deserving hatred or repugnance, while having a capacity to move one to compassionate pity <a trashic outfit>
- trash•i•cal•ly /-shi-k(&-)lE/ adverb
Shaniquah: Girl, I don't know what's more trashic, Tonya Harding on FOX's "Celebrity Boxing" or Mariah Scary's acting in "Clitter."
Bonqwisha: Mariah acts?
Shaniquah: She axed what?
Bonqwisha: Huh? What she axed?
Bonqwisha: Girl, you trippin'. You the one who said she axed somethin' or somebody.
Etymology: "scantily" (adv.) from scanty English dialect scant scanty supply, from Middle English, from Old Norse skamt, from neuter of skammr short : limited or less than sufficient in degree, quantity, or extent + "delicious" (adj.) from Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae delights, from delicere to allure
1 : a shocking outfit or garment consisting of materials that are less than sufficient in degree or quantity but appeals to one of the bodily senses especially of sight causing the beholder to experience overwhelming levels of pleasure.
- scant·i·li·cious·ly adverb
- scant·i·li·cious·ness noun
The drool on that man's face proved that the succulent boy's outfit was, in fact, scantilicious.