Definition of trashy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtraSHē/

adjective (trashier, trashiest)

(Especially of items of popular culture) of poor quality: trashy novels and formulaic movies
More example sentences
  • This is her way of countering criticism of her books as gossipy, trashy hack-work with poor sourcing.
  • Exploitation movies are often criticized as trashy, but poor taste is an elitist concept.
  • For others it's a certain type of bubble bath, a much-watched DVD or a collection of trashy novels.



Pronunciation: /ˈtraSHəlē/
Example sentences
  • The other half, trashily sexy, is more than simply retro: it deliberately revisits the place where it all began in the '70s, fusing Afro-American funk with Kraftwerk.
  • It's nice and thick, epic, and trashily erudite.
  • He is good but he's not good enough, and the same judgment could be passed on this trashily entertaining blockbuster.


Pronunciation: /ˈtraSHēnəs/
Example sentences
  • If the film-makers choose to emphasize the concept's inherent trashiness, and gloss up the grindhouse elements, this could be something exhilarating.
  • Thirdly, the fact that I should seek to a connection between myself, a talent show host and a great author is a great consolation, as it confirms to me my own trashiness and vanity.
  • In honour of the sheer trashiness of the occasion I was drinking champagne with raspberry cordial in it.

Words that rhyme with trashy

ashy, flashy, Lubumbashi, mashie, plashy, splashy

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Syllabification: trash·y

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