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
Example sentences from the Web for shabby
She thought it would be treating it too shabbily to throw it aside among the love-sick trash she was in the habit of receiving.Ruth Hall|Fanny Fern
On the street he met many individuals most shabbily clad, who offered him fifty louis in gold for twelve sous.Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII)|Charles Paul de Kock
He was a working man shabbily clothed, and wearing a dingy brown ulster and slouch hat.Christopher and the Clockmakers|Sara Ware Bassett
A little mean-looking man, shabbily dressed in something of the same costume, trotted humbly along on the off-side.
Shabbily dressed men, with exaltation in their faces, and women of all ages and types, uniform only in their costumes.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy