What does shabby mean?

Definitions for shabby
ˈʃæb ishab·by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moth-eaten, ratty, shabby, tatty(adj)

    showing signs of wear and tear

    "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"

  2. shabby(adj)

    mean and unworthy and despicable

    "shabby treatment"

Wiktionary

  1. shabby(Adjective)

    Torn or worn; poor; mean; ragged.

    They lived in a tiny apartment, with some old, shabby furniture.

  2. shabby(Adjective)

    Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.

    The fellow arrived looking rather shabby after journeying so far.

  3. shabby(Adjective)

    Mean; paltry; despicable.

    shabby treatment

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shabby(noun)

    torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged

    Etymology: [See Shab, n., Scabby, and Scab.]

  2. Shabby(noun)

    clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments

    Etymology: [See Shab, n., Scabby, and Scab.]

  3. Shabby(noun)

    mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment

    Etymology: [See Shab, n., Scabby, and Scab.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shabby

    shab′i,—adj. threadbare or worn, as clothes: having a look of poverty: mean in look or conduct: low: paltry.—adv. Shabb′ily.—n. Shabb′iness.—adj. Shabb′y-genteel′, keeping up or affecting an appearance of gentility, though really shabby. [An adj. formed from shab, an old by-form of scab—thus a doublet of scabby.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shabby in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shabby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of shabby in a Sentence

  1. Jean Baudrillard:

    The local is a shabby thing. There's nothing worse than bringing us back down to our own little corner, our own territory, the radiant promiscuity of the face to face. A culture which has taken the risk of the universal, must perish by the universal.

  2. Willa Cather, My Antonia:

    Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.

  3. Tarrant County:

    I don't think you go on a vacation and disappear, and don't tell anybody, and cut your hair and dye your hair, and hide out in a shabby apartment in a resort town. ... They fought so hard to keep him out of trouble when he killed four innocent people drinking three times the legal limit of alcohol, there's no doubt in my mind that when the video came out that showed him at that party and he was facing a possible revocation of probation, they made a conscious decision to run, and they did.

  4. Gavin Williamson:

    With the Met Police not willing to do a criminal investigation it is clear a proper, full and impartial investigation needs to be conducted on this shabby and discredited witch hunt.

  5. Sinclair Lewis:

    In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman.

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Translations for shabby

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  • ošuntělýCzech
  • schäbigGerman
  • raído, zarrapastrosoSpanish
  • onneton, nukkavieru, surkea, nuhruinen, nuhjuinenFinnish
  • élimé, miteux, usé, minable, râpéFrench
  • जर्जरHindi
  • ぼろぼろ, 手のひらJapanese
  • schappegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • pūtaitai, kanukanu, taretareMāori
  • haveloosDutch
  • esfarrapado, tosco, estropiado, esbodegado, gastoPortuguese
  • захудалый, подлый, обветшалый, ветхий, жалкий, потёртый, поношенный, запущенный, убогий, потрёпанный, плюгавыйRussian
  • olinjao, похабан, отрцан, олињао, otrcan, pohabanSerbo-Croatian
  • sjavig, sjabbig, sjaskig, luggslitenSwedish
  • 破旧Chinese

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