adjective, shab·bi·er, shab·bi·est.
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Origin of shabby
OTHER WORDS FROM shabbyshab·bi·ly, adverbshab·bi·ness, nounun·shab·bi·ly, adverbun·shab·by, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for shabbiest
The Kite, soaring aloft into the air, brought back the shabbiest possible mouse.Aesop's Fables|Aesop
Mr. Wesden in his shop-suit then—that was his shabbiest suit, and exceedingly shabby it was—sat and waited for customers.Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 1 of 3)|Frederick William Robinson
He pointed to the tarnished chrome entrance of one of the biggest and shabbiest of the buildings on the street.Starman's Quest|Robert Silverberg
The town itself is one of the shabbiest assemblages of dwellings I have ever seen in a colony.
It is the shabbiest, the most wretched thing in the world, to hate people because they are better off.'At His Gates, Vol. 2(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant