This page is about the slang term icky

American English


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!


This 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

a. think it's lovely

b. don't like it

c. think it's dangerous
a) think it's lovely b) don't like it c) think it's dangerous

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Contributor: Matt Errey