icky icky

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) very bad
  2. (adj) soft and sticky

Usage(s):

  1. A new study explains why we think some things are icky and marketers are starting to pay attention.
  2. Just in time, marketers and food scientists have created a raft of icky but vitalizing caffeinated foods.
  3. Sure, there are the potentially icky things.

News

  1. Manhattan Man Sues Gym After Slipping on ‘Foreign White Substance’ in Sauna

    We imagine the real sauna wasn't quite this clean (Getty) That's an icky situation. In a cringe-inducing lawsuit , Manhattanite Mark Moskowitz is suing Bally Total Fitness for injuries incurred when he slipped in the sauna in their E 55th street location. His lawsuit claims that the slip was caused by a "foreign white substance." Use your imagination folks. Mr. Moskowitz also claims that the ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  2. Route 30 traffic snarled because of sludge spill

    Traffic on heavily traveled Route 30 was backed up for miles Monday, due to a road spill of a rather icky substance: human waste.A tractor-trailer that was hauling sludge from a wastewater treatment plant was leaking, but the driver did not know it, an emergency dispatcher said.The county's Haz-Mat ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  3. Tribune sports rant: Hey, college coaches, it’s icky to recruit seventh-graders

    Tribune sports rant: Hey, college coaches, it’s icky to recruit seventh-graders Published Jun 15, 2013 06:43PM MDT According to ESPN.com, QB Lindell Stone of Southlake, Texas, WR Nathan Tilford of Upland, Calif., ILB Dylan Moses of Baton Rouge, La., and CB Jairus Brents of New Albany, Ind., have all received recent scholarship offers to play college football for programs in so-called BCS ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes

  1. Not to be outdone in the kudos-giving party, Keys said, "I love Jack and the White Stripes, the rawness of their style. 'Seven Nation Army' obviously is crazy. And 'Icky Thump' - the intro to that is off the chain."
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Alicia Keys Source: Paste Magazine

  2. "When it comes to the songs themselves, the songs are in charge, not me," White said. "Take a song like 'You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)' (from Icky Thump"
    on May 19, 2007 By: Jack White Source: Reuters Canada

  3. He called it "a pleasant, genial, good-hearted, sometimes icky comedy that's like spending a weekend with well-meaning people you don't want to see again any time real soon."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Roger Ebert Source: Gather.com

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