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Meaning of tawdry

taw•dry

Pronunciation: (tô'drē), [key]
— adj., n. -dri•er, -dri•est,
—adj.
  1. (of finery, trappings, etc.) gaudy; showy and cheap.
  2. low or mean; base: tawdry motives.
—n.
  1. cheap, gaudy apparel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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