reclaimed wool fiber
cheapjack, shoddy, tawdry(adj)
cheap and shoddy
"cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist
of inferior workmanship and materials
"mean little jerry-built houses"
deceptive, misleading, shoddy(adj)
designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
"the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"
visibly worn or damaged from use; shabby.
A low-grade cloth made from by-products of wool processing, or from recycled wool.
Being of poor quality or construction
Do not settle for shoddy knives if you are serious about cooking.
Origin: * , but possibly from shoad, from scádan, or possibly from the Arabic word for reuse. Shoad was of inferior quality for building.
a fibrous material obtained by "deviling," or tearing into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags, druggets, etc. See Mungo
a fabric of inferior quality made of, or containing a large amount of, shoddy
made wholly or in part of shoddy; containing shoddy; as, shoddy cloth; shoddy blankets; hence, colloquially, not genuine; sham; pretentious; as, shoddy aristocracy
Origin: [Perhaps fr. 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 parting.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shod′i, n. (orig.) the waste arising from the manufacture of wool: now applied to the wool of old woven fabrics reduced to the state in which it was before being spun and woven, and thus fit for remanufacture: the inferior cloth made from this substance: worthless goods: (coll.) pretence, sham, vulgar and baseless assumption.—adj. made of shoddy: inferior, trashy: pretentious, sham, counterfeit: ambitious by reason of newly-acquired wealth.—n. Shodd′yism. [Shed, to part—A.S. sceádan, to part.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a stuff woven of old woollen fabrics teased into fibre and of new wool intermixed.
The numerical value of shoddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of shoddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- billig, schäbig, minderwertig, schlampig, ReißwolleGerman
- κακής ποιότηταςGreek
- chapucera, mal hecho, chapucero, mal hechaSpanish
- surkea, huonolaatuinen, ala-arvoinen, kehnoFinnish
- effilochée, effilochéFrench
- 劣等, 見掛け倒しJapanese
- 조잡하다, 재생모Korean
- slurvete, slurvetNorwegian
- низкопробный, дряннойRussian
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