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Shoddy material, as for the construction of standardized housing.
1. Made of shoddy material; cheaply built.
a. Marked by a mediocre uniformity of appearance or style: ticky-tacky rows of look-alike houses.
b. Tawdry; tacky.
[ Reduplication of tacky.]
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1. building material that is cheap and of low quality
2. inferior or shoddy goods
adj, -tackier or -tackiest
3. cheaply constructed
4. inferior or shoddy
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tic•ky-tack•y(ˈtɪk iˌtæk i)
1. shoddy and unimaginatively designed: ticky-tacky bungalows.
2. tacky 2.n.
3. ticky-tacky material or something made of it.
[1960–65; reduplication of tacky2]
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