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shoddy

[ shod-ee ]
/ 藞蕛蓲d i /
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adjective, shod路di路er, shod路di路est.
of poor quality or inferior workmanship: a shoddy bookcase.
intentionally rude or inconsiderate; shabby: shoddy behavior.
noun, plural shod路dies.
a fibrous material obtained by shredding unfelted rags or waste.Compare mungo.
anything inferior, especially a handmade item or manufactured product.
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Origin of shoddy

First recorded in 1825鈥35; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM shoddy

shod路di路ly, adverbshod路di路ness, nounhalf-shoddy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shoddy

shoddy
/ (藞蕛蓲d瑟) /

adjective -dier or -diest
imitating something of better quality
of poor quality; trashy
made of shoddy material
noun plural -dies
a yarn or fabric made from wool waste or clippings
anything of inferior quality that is designed to simulate superior quality

Derived forms of shoddy

shoddily, adverbshoddiness, noun

Word Origin for shoddy

C19: of unknown origin
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