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trashy

[trash-ee] /ˈtræʃ i/
adjective, trashier, trashiest.
1.
of the nature of trash; inferior in quality; rubbishy; useless or worthless.
2.
(of a field) strewn with trash, especially the withered vegetation from an earlier crop.
Origin of trashy
1610-1620
1610-20; trash + -y1
Related forms
trashily, adverb
trashiness, noun
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  • It didn't read like the other trashy things in there, and it sounded honest.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Tomfoolery, nonsense; trashy, mild, and innocuous literature.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • I'm afraid I've given you trashy stuff sometimes, just to keep you quiet.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Why, I daresay you have half a dozen of some trashy novel or other.

    The Librarian at Play Edmund Lester Pearson
  • Professor said the novel seemed to him very light and trashy, but grammatically O.K.

British Dictionary definitions for trashy

trashy

/ˈtræʃɪ/
adjective trashier, trashiest
1.
cheap, worthless, or badly made
Derived Forms
trashily, adverb
trashiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for trashy
adj.

"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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