Definition of kitschy in US English:

kitschy

adjective

  • (of art, objects, or design) considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.

    ‘kitschy souvenir shops’
    ‘kitschy pop culture’
    • ‘In post-war England, the somewhat kitschy chain of "Holiday Camps" designed for the British working class were popular recreation meccas.’
    • ‘A kitschy clock in the shape of a cat swings its tail on the wall.’
    • ‘The scene is set at a kitschy Havana nightclub where the protagonists drift off with different partners.’
    • ‘The sleek horses, cute lambs, elephants and a hippopotamus could be auditioning for kitschy animal calendars.’
    • ‘The house he and his companion inhabit, with its wood paneling, kitschy horse lamp and loosely covered sofa, is far from upscale suburbia.’
    • ‘The painting has elements that recall kitschy Florida palm tree souvenirs.’
    • ‘Her nature vistas also coolly refer to the kitschy scenes found on the sides of customized vans.’
    • ‘She steals a pair of ancient earrings on display in a kitschy African mall store.’
    • ‘Kitschy Christmas cards can be found at any convenience store in any town across the United States.’
    • ‘He runs a kitschy bathroom novelties outlet in Los Angeles.’

Pronunciation

kitschy

/ˈkɪtʃi//ˈkiCHē/