A rundown, woebegone old shack.
An example of someone woebegone is an owner who has lost his dog.
An example of someone woebegone is a patient who just heard that he has one month to live.
An example of something woebegone is a very old car that has huge rust spots and barely runs.
Origin of woebegone
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old English, “woe has beset me", from wo (“woe") + begon (“to beset, to surround")