Definition of ricky-ticky in English:

ricky-ticky

adjective

US
slang
  • Of music, especially jazz: old-fashioned, unsophisticated, trite; (of a band) performing such music. Also of a rhythm or tempo: even, repetitive, monotonous.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The Chicago Tribune. From ricky-tick + -y, probably in order to create a rhyming compound.

Pronunciation

ricky-ticky

/ˈrɪkiˌtɪki/