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[trash-ee] /ˈtræʃ i/
adjective, trashier, trashiest.
of the nature of trash; inferior in quality; rubbishy; useless or worthless.
(of a field) strewn with trash, especially the withered vegetation from an earlier crop.
Origin of trashy
1610-20; trash + -y1
Related forms
trashily, adverb
trashiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for trashy
  • She taught me that books--even trashy ones--were to be valued, and that time spent reading was never wasted.
  • At the proms my kids attended a few years ago, the dresses looked mostly trashy.
  • Things go swimmingly until her husband buys the film rights and decides to turn it into a trashy movie.
  • He has written his trashy, vicious people so that they are clinically interesting.
  • It uses the trashy tropes of the tabloids to make a universal statement about prejudice and acceptance.
  • He is always nibbling chocolates, loves trashy television and appears awestruck by a popular novelist or a rock star.
  • For what it's worth, the early reviews are about what you'd expect: the series sounds a little trashy, a little contrived.
  • Renters are far more likely to be trashy and inconsiderate.
  • The land lady was going to brick it over since the current tenants didn't maintain it and she didn't want it to look trashy.
  • Universally recognized as a symbol of anger, hatred and contempt, it is regarded across cultures as trashy and immature.
British Dictionary definitions for trashy


adjective trashier, trashiest
cheap, worthless, or badly made
Derived Forms
trashily, adverb
trashiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for trashy

"worthless," 1610s, from trash (n.) + -y (2). Related: Trashiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for trashy

trash talk

noun phrase

Provocative insults addressed by one athlete to others: They learn about intimidation, bullying, bad call, trash talk, and that ends justify means/ Trash talking is littering the air at NBA stadiums (1990s+ Sports)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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