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Definitions of shabby

  1. Shabbiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Shabbiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Shabbier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Shabbily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Threadbare or worn, as clothes: having a look of poverty: mean in look or conduct: low: paltry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Threadbare; mean; poor; paltry. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Ragged; worn threadbare; in a threadbare dress; mean; paltry; despicable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Damaged or faded; torn or much worn, as a coat or other part of the attire; mean in appearance or conduct; contemptible; low; paltry; despicable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for shabby

  1. They are influenced in that way, I thought; I look rather shabby now, I will dress. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  2. That's what I call shabby – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
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