Either way, the trial is expected to take a turn to the tawdry in November when Ruby herself is scheduled to address the court.
Yet another victim keeps getting dragged through the muck of these tawdry confessions.
In the end, crashing that state banquet may have been a stroke of tawdry genius.
"cheap, showy, gaudy," 1670s, adjective use of noun tawdry "silk necktie for women" (1610s), shortened from tawdry lace (1540s), an alteration of St. Audrey's lace, a necktie or ribbon sold at the annual fair at Ely on Oct. 17 commemorating St. Audrey (queen of Northumbria, died 679). Her association with cheap lace necklaces is that she supposedly died of a throat tumor, which she considered God's punishment for her youthful fondness for showy necklaces [Bede].