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ticky-tacky

[ tik-ee-tak-ee ]
/ ˈtɪk iˌtæk i /
Informal.
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adjective

shoddy and unimaginatively designed; flimsy and dull: a row of new, ticky-tacky bungalows.

noun

ticky-tacky material or something made of it, especially housing.

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Sometimes tick·y-tack .

Origin of ticky-tacky

First recorded in 1960–65; gradational compound based on tacky2
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