Nothing is more ringard (tacky, or out of date) in 2009 than strolling around on the beach without a bathing-suit top.
But they do make the family seem a shade more like the rest of America, in all its messy, tacky, imperfect radiance.
There was a hope that she could introduce some glamour, but now most people just feel she is tacky.
Nearly everyone begrudgingly recommends it, yet it is the epitome of tacky.
Some of the sweaters he thought were true works of art, and some he thought were just tacky or funny.
Being of a sticky or tacky nature it naturally gathers up dust and particles of dirt in course of time.
Madison, my first town, showed me that my clothes were homemade and tacky.
Cut off a slip of paper of the same size, put on some of the knotting, and when it is tacky, stick down the strengthening slip.
If it is allowed to get properly dry it will be next to impossible to make it tacky by breathing upon it.
The grimy old towel, the slimy old towel, The tacky old towel that hung on the wall.
"in poor taste," 1862, adj. use of tackey (n.) "small or inferior horse" (1800), later "hillbilly, cracker" (1888), of uncertain origin.
[1862+; apparently fr tacky, ''small, useless horse,'' and later ''hillbilly, cracker'']