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ricky-tick

[rik-ee-tik, -tik]Informal.
noun
  1. the mechanical, repetitive style and beat of ragtime or early swing music.
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adjective Also rick·y-tick·y [rik-ee-tik-ee, -tik-ee] /ˈrɪk iˈtɪk i, -ˌtɪk i/.
  1. of or characteristic of such sound or beat.
  2. corny or outmoded.
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Origin of ricky-tick

First recorded in 1935–40; apparently imitative
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