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    tawdry - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tawdry

    Definition
    (adj) tastelessly showy
    Example Sentence
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments
    Definition
    (adj) cheap and shoddy
    Synonyms : cheapjack , shoddy
    Example Sentence
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tawdry

TOWEL+DRY......In a public locker room, a person who dries his body with a towel in front of everybody is vulgar and gaudy.

I AM WRITING AN ANECDOTE BELOW, FROM WHICH YOU WILL REM THE WORD FOREVER: ORIGINALLY THE WORD IS DERIVED FROM AUDRYLACE,A PLACE IN BRITAIN WHERE CHEAP AND SHOWY LACE(PROB OF SHOES) WERE SOLD,SO THE WORD MEANS GAUDY,GARISH,CHEAP AND SHOWY. NICE

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taw - Toy which is cheap and Dry - Means it is dry showy - Not proper elegence.

tawdry sounds like rowdy..a cheap person indeed!!

Tawdry sounds like Laundry -> clothes -> gaudy/showy/cheaply shining clothes

Sounds like Taadi in marathi..taadi are cheap alcohol shops

any1 who asks dowry from their bahus is a <b>fucking</b> tawdry

sounds like toddy.. toddy shops are cheap liquor shops.. hence the meaning cheap gaudy..

TAWDRY = TAsteless + gAUDY.

Sounds like "To Oddly Dry" yourself in a way that others can see your body (It could be both Showy and Immoral)

Tawdry is Vulgarity - to be showy, garish or flashy - something that is unpresentable and ungraceful.

Dry lands r cheap so tawdry means cheap

TAWDRY sounds like "TODDY" means white water it is very cheap compare to all wines....

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