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Meaning of SHABBY

Pronunciation:  'shabee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  mean and unworthy and despicable; "shabby treatment"
  2. [adj]  showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"
 

SHABBY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: dishonorable, dishonourable, moth-eaten, ratty, tatty, worn
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Shab"by\, a. [Compar. {Shabbier}; superl. {Shabbiest}.]
[See {Shab}, n., {Scabby}, and {Scab}.]
1. Torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged.

         Wearing shabby coats and dirty shirts. --Macaulay.

2. Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments. ``The
   dean was so shabby.'' --Swift.

3. Mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment. ``Very
   shabby fellows.'' --Clarendon.

 

 

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