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tinselly

[tin-suh-lee] /ˈtɪn sə li/
adjective
1.
decorated with or abounding in tinsel.
2.
cheap and gaudy.
Origin of tinselly
1805-1815
1805-15; tinsel + -y1
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  • The place was so tinselly and common that, coming to it from weeks of rough travelling, it made me impatient.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
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tinselly

adjective

Gaudy; coruscating but insubstantial; flashy: tinselly telecasts from CBS in Los Angeles (1811+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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