tacky

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (sticky)
a. pegajoso
Don't walk on the floor just yet. The varnish is still tacky.No camines por el piso. El barniz todavía está pegajoso.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(in poor taste)
a. de mal gusto
I think it's really tacky to ask for money toward your honeymoon on a wedding invitation.Yo creo que es de muy mal gusto pedir plata para tu luna de miel en las invitaciones a la boda.
b. chabacano
She reads tacky romantic novels.Lee novelas románticas chabacanas.
c. vulgar
His birthday present to her was a BMW tied up in a huge pink ribbon - so tacky!Para su cumpleaños le regaló un BMW atado con una enorme cinta rosada. ¡Qué vulgar!
d. hortera
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The shelves in their living room are full of tacky souvenirs brought back from vacations.Los estantes de su living están llenos de recuerdos horteras que trajeron de sus vacaciones.
e. mersa
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person) (River Plate)
I hope he doesn't bring that tacky girlfriend of his. She giggles and simpers the whole time.Espero que no venga con esa novia mersa que tiene. No hace más que reírse como tonta.
f. naco
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
That store sells tacky clothes.Esa tienda vende ropa naca.
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tacky
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (sticky)
a. pegajoso(a)
2. (colloquial)
a. chabacano(a), ordinario(a) (tasteless)
b. hortera
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. gacho(a)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
d. mersa (River Plate)
tacky [ˈtækɪ]
adjective
tackier (comparative)tackiest (superlative)
1 (cheap-looking) [+furniture] chabacano; hortera (informal); (Esp) [+restaurant, hotel] destartalado; (tasteless) [+behaviour, remark] de mal gusto; vulgar
Anyway, it's just plain tacky to give your best friend a sweater without a label in it
2 (sticky) pegajoso
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