Definition of shoddy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃɒdi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɑːdi//
    (shoddier, shoddiest) Describing work
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  1. 1(of goods, work, etc.) made or done badly and with not enough care synonym second-rate shoddy goods shoddy workmanship See related entries: Describing work
  2. 2dishonest or unfair shoddy treatment
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: of unknown origin.
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