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icky American English

Meaning: unpleasant in colour or taste

For example:

  • The caramel pudding was so sweet and icky that I could hardly eat it.

  • Why did you get that icky green colour? It's awful!

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says something is icky, they
  1. think it's lovely
  2. don't like it
  3. think it's dangerous

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