icky

[ik-ee]
adjective, ickier, ickiest. Informal.
1.
repulsive or distasteful.
2.
excessively sweet or sentimental.
3.
unsophisticated or old-fashioned.
4.
sticky; viscid.

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism; of uncertain origin

ickiness, noun


1. revolting, nasty. 3. gummy, gooey, gucky.
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icky (ˈɪkɪ)
 
adj , ickier, ickiest
1.  sticky
2.  excessively sentimental or emotional
 
'ickiness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

icky
1935, Amer.Eng., probably from icky-boo (c.1920) "sickly, nauseated," probably baby talk elaboration of sick. Originally a swing lover's term for more sentimental jazz music.
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icky definition

[ˈɪki]
  1. mod.
    distasteful; nasty. : This was an icky day.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
It's represented by a bunch of those icky hole-in-the floor potties.
It may seem that the whole icky lot of them, and the miniature realms they
  inhabit, are unrelated to human concerns.
Look at a hagfish and you'll probably think it's pretty icky.
They can buzz annoyingly and cast a pallid light that many people find icky.
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