Variant of shabby
- run-down; dilapidated; deteriorated: shabby surroundings
- showing much wear; ragged; threadbare: said of clothing
- wearing such clothing; seedy
- beggarly; unworthy: a shabby offering
- disgraceful; shameful: shabby treatment of guests
Origin: < dial. shab, scab, scoundrel < OE sceabb, scab, scale: see scab
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