kitschy kitschy

Definition(s):

  • (adj) effusively or insincerely emotional

Usage(s):

  1. Making up just 2% of the island's population, Taiwan's aborigines have been reduced to kitschy tribal song and dance at ethnic theme parks.
  2. And if you must, pick up a kitschy souvenir from the gift shop on your way out.
  3. Her glamorous, kitschy weepies remind us of Tagalog films from our parents' bygone era.

News

  • Stop Hating She & Him Already

    Let's be honest: She & Him are an extremely hateable duo. Had Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward quit recording after their first album, Volume 1 , they would have remained cool in a lot more eyes ­— if only because one record's worth of kitschy retro-folk would be easier to look back fo...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: SF Weekly

Quotes

  1. "Havel gets attention in the West by saying banal, kitschy things," said Bohumil Dolezal, a leading rightist commentator who once worked for Klaus. "One who tries to be responsible for everything isn't responsible for anything."
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: Bohumil Doležal Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. As Bale says of the Batman character, "This apparently lightweight superhero--originally this spoofy, kitschy, campy character--we've actually managed to turn that around. [The analogy of the war on terror] is absolutely one that I read into the...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Christian Bale Source: Socialist Worker Online

  3. "Out of nowhere Jeff just said, 'giddy on up,'" Laura Bell told People of the songwriting session, "and I came back with 'and giddy on out!' We were in hysterics over the kitschy-ness of it, but loved it at the same time."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Laura Bell Bundy Source: Great American Country (blog)

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