Definition of shabby adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shabby

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈʃæbi//
     
    (shabbier, shabbiest)
     
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  1. 1(of buildings, clothes, objects, etc.) in poor condition because they have been used a lot synonym scruffy The outside of the house was beginning to look shabby. She wore shabby old jeans and a T-shirt.
  2. 2(of a person) badly dressed in clothes that have been worn a lot synonym scruffy The old man was shabby and unkempt.
  3. 3(of behavior) unfair or unreasonable synonym shoddy She tried to make up for her shabby treatment of him. a shabby affair It was a shabby way to treat visitors.
NAmE//ˈʃæbəli//
 
adverb shabbily dressed I think you were very shabbily treated.
NAmE//ˈʃæbinəs//
 
noun [uncountable]
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