Definitions for shoddyˈʃɒd i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shod•dyˈʃɒd i(adj.)-di•er, -di•est

  1. (adj.)of inferior quality or workmanship.

  2. rude or inconsiderate; shabby.

  3. (n.)a fiber made from reclaimed wool, generally of a longer staple and of better quality than mungo. a low-grade fabric made from this, usu. in combination with other fibers.

    Category: Textiles

  4. an inferior product, merchandise, etc.

Origin of shoddy:

1825–35

shod′di•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoddy(adj)

    reclaimed wool fiber

  2. cheapjack, shoddy, tawdry(adj)

    cheap and shoddy

    "cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

  3. jerry-built, shoddy(adj)

    of inferior workmanship and materials

    "mean little jerry-built houses"

  4. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. shoddy(Noun)

    A low-grade cloth made from by-products of wool processing, or from recycled wool.

  2. shoddy(Adjective)

    Being of poor quality or construction

    Do not settle for shoddy knives if you are serious about cooking.

  3. Origin: * , but possibly from shoad, from scádan, or possibly from the Arabic word for reuse. Shoad was of inferior quality for building.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoddy(verb)

    a fibrous material obtained by "deviling," or tearing into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags, druggets, etc. See Mungo

  2. Shoddy(verb)

    a fabric of inferior quality made of, or containing a large amount of, shoddy

  3. Shoddy(adj)

    made wholly or in part of shoddy; containing shoddy; as, shoddy cloth; shoddy blankets; hence, colloquially, not genuine; sham; pretentious; as, shoddy aristocracy

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Shoddy

    a stuff woven of old woollen fabrics teased into fibre and of new wool intermixed.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shoddy(adjective)

of poor material or quality

shoddy furniture.

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