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In bad taste. This usage, as opposed to the physical description, originated in the rural South but has since been adopted for use nationwide and in urban settings.
Wearing a translucent blouse and a black bra is downright tacky.
by eViL pOp TaRt January 24, 2006
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The characteristic of something/someone trying to grab someone's attention with cheap tactics to overplay their value.
1. Dumb girls posting pictures of themselves with a lot of cleavage/ass is tacky
2. Beats headphones has tacky commercials with celebrities and bright colors to deceive people into buying their crappy products.

3. Associating a product with sexy women is such a tacky way to sell something
4. Making false claims about a product with the use of hyperboles is very tacky
by burgerva January 30, 2015
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Used in Limerick instead of the word trainers as it is too posh and get you beaten up
See my Adidas tackies, Pa robbed em for me from Champion
by Lisa Curran April 04, 2005
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gaudy, flamboyant, and flashy in apparel;
wearing lots of gold jewelry;
pimp-like appearance;
by lexicon June 17, 2003
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Someone that is overdressed/overdone and is just a show off
#1: If your tacky you'll definitely be on the Jersey Shore

#2: Kim Kardashian is Tacky
by Potion9 June 14, 2010
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Limerick term for a runner/sneaker/trainer
Sorry bud no tackies allowed" or "Me mouth is as dry as an Arabs tackie
by Stevo November 10, 2004
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something tacky is somthing you turn your nose up at, unless your a tramp, it is usually cheap, breakable, and not worth alot. townies look tacky most of the time, wearing plastic soverign lookalikes 20p from that machine in the chippy.(now thats tacky!)
"omg, did you see that skirt she bought? soooo tacky!"
by siobhanjones December 02, 2004
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