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icky

[ ik-ee ]
/ ˈɪk i /
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adjective, ick·i·er, ick·i·est.Informal.

repulsive or distasteful.
excessively sweet or sentimental.
unsophisticated or old-fashioned.
sticky; viscid.

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Origin of icky

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; of uncertain origin

OTHER WORDS FROM icky

ick·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for icky

icky
/ (ˈɪkɪ) /

adjective ickier or ickiest

sticky
excessively sentimental or emotional

Derived forms of icky

ickiness, noun
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