An article of clothing that is usually unfashionable and too bright in color.
"I'm not buying that shirt. It's paint-splattered! I'm just not into the old-school tangy shit, okay?"
Adj. {pronounced tan-jee rather than tang-i) Tangy is a word used to describe something that is really busted, dirty and trashy. However tangy is more than this. For a person to be described as tangy they must fit a variety of criteria. 1) they must be really ugly and busted. 2) they must be very slutty and trashy. 3) They must have a very bad attitude and act like a diva. Tangy is usually applied to a teenage girl from a trailer park, or an urban homosexual male. Tangy can also be used to describe a really low class motel/bar/neihborhood.
1)You see that 14 year old pregnant girl, smoking at the bus stop? She's acting like she's all of that. How tangy.

2) That tangy faggot was acting like such a diva. I was like "No miss thing, you ain't talking to me like that, you're wearing a polo with a popped collar like it's 2003."

3) That motel I stayed at was so tangy. It had holes burned in the wall and a viabrating bed.
by CuntyQueen711 April 23, 2007
Sour to the taste, or tastes slightly off.
Heather: "Oh that lollipop is a bit tangy!"

or

Stewart: "This is a bit tangy, is it out of date?"
by Jay21 May 03, 2006
Leaves an almost bitter aftertaste on the tongue, particularly involving business dealings.
"Hmm... sucking on that power plug is kinda tangy... and I just got the bill for the cost of my electrocution"
by Anonymous July 10, 2003
A sweet flavor that also gives something a little "kachow"! Tangy can be referred to as sweet yet spicy. No one can live without having some tangy in their life. It is just not possible. It gives you all the flavors to your taste buds!
That's chicken was so tangy I wanted more!
by Shannon Donaldson September 28, 2014
anything/everything that is awesome and enjoyable; one level up from "swaggy"; usually accompanied with the hand gesture the skaka, with a slight twitch in the wrist; originated in Los Angeles, California and established in Brooklyn, New York
(white throwing up the shaka) I'm all about this tangy lifestyle.
Let's get tangy tonight!
#tangy
by tangymaster February 11, 2013
homosexual
"That dude is tangy."
by SuperThought October 01, 2003

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