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 shabby
We met on the third floor of a shabby building in Asadabad in an impossibly spare room that we dragged cushions into.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Graterford is a forbidding, shabby, woebegone facility built in 1929.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was such a lovely, shabby, many deco building town and completely unexploited.
Are all these setups, coincidences, misunderstandings, a shabby mass tabloid conspiracy, people on the make?
Not too shabby for a creature less than a year old who had never set a tentacle on the pitch.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer|Emily Shire|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the shabby gateway of the house I halted and looked up at such of the windows as I could see over the wall.The Vanishing Man|R. Austin Freeman
On observing this, Bill Tasker said he supposed it was to hide the shabby jackets they wore under them.Peter the Whaler|W.H.G. Kingston
"But it is so shabby," she said, looking fearfully at Caroline.Mabel, Vol. III (of 3)|Emma Newby
To endow two rained-on and shabby gentlemen with pomp and circumstance!The Tin Soldier|Temple Bailey
Again the ball went sailing in, but this time Joes luck played him a shabby trick, or perhaps the umpire was not watching closely.Baseball Joe in the Central League|Lester Chadwick