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Meaning of SHODDY

Pronunciation:  'shâdee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  reclaimed wool fiber
  2. [adj]  of inferior workmanship and materials; "mean little jerry-built houses"
  3. [adj]  cheap and shoddy; "cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

SHODDY is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cheapjack, inferior, jerry-built, tawdry, weak
 See Also: wool



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shod"dy\, n. [Perh. akin to {Shed}, v. t.; as meaning
    originally, waste stuff shed or thrown off; cf. dial. shod to
    shed, and E. {Shed} a parting, separation, {Shode} a
    Fluffy, fibrous waste from wool carding, worsted spinning, or
    weaving of woolens.
  2. \Shod"dy\, n. [Perhaps fr. {Shed}, v. t.; as meaning
    originally, waste stuff shedor thrown off.]
    1. A fibrous material obtained by ``deviling,'' or tearing
       into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags,
       druggets, etc. See {Mungo}.
    2. A fabric of inferior quality made of, or containing a
       large amount of, shoddy.
    Note: The great quantity of shoddy goods furnished as army
          supplies in the late Civil War in the United States
          gave wide currency to the word, and it came to be
          applied to persons who pretend to a higher position in
          society than that to which their breeding or worth
          entitles them.
  3. \Shod"dy\, a.
    Made wholly or in part of shoddy; containing shoddy; as,
    shoddy cloth; shoddy blankets; hence, colloquially, not
    genuine; sham; pretentious; as, shoddy aristocracy.
          Shoddy inventions designed to bolster up a factitious
          pride.                                   --Compton