tick|y-tack|y «TIHK ee TAK ee», adjective, noun. Informal.
uniformly cheap, tasteless, or inferior: »

... row on row of ticky-tacky houses appear (New York Times).

ticky-tacky material.
[coined in 1964 by Malvina Reynolds, an American songwriter, apparently by reduplication of tacky2]

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