Tawdry (Glossary Entry)

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Glossary | No Comments

Tawdry (adj.) – cheap and gaudy in appearance or quality


This word came from the reading of The Boston Photographs at the bottom of page 58 when the sentence starts off “A tawdry way to sell newspapers,” referring to one of the many letters in response to the pictures taken by Stanley Forman. The definition of the word in this sentence helps me understand that the way he used to help sell the newspapers was basically uncivil or corny.

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