Definition of ticky-tacky noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ticky-tacky

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌtɪki ˈtæki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɪki ˈtæki//
 
[uncountable](North American English, informal)
 
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building material that is cheap and of low quality Word Origin 1960s: probably a reduplication of tacky sense 1.

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