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icky (adj.)

1935, American English, probably from icky-boo (c. 1920) "sickly, nauseated," which probably is a baby talk elaboration of sick (adj.). Originally a swing lover's term for more sentimental jazz music; in general use, "sticky and repulsive," from 1938. Also a noun, "person with conventional taste in jazz," 1937.

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Definitions of icky from WordNet

icky (adj.)
very bad;
Synonyms: crappy / lousy / rotten / shitty / stinking / stinky
icky (adj.)
soft and sticky;
Synonyms: gooey
From wordnet.princeton.edu