adjective, shod·di·er, shod·di·est.
noun, plural shod·dies.
Origin of shoddy
Related formsshod·di·ly, adverbshod·di·ness, nounhalf-shod·dy, adjective
Examples from the Web for shoddy
Shoddy well construction is considered a primary cause of groundwater contamination at drilling sites.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are vouching for Shadman, saying he is a scapegoat of a shoddy investigation.
Some of the stuff has been so shoddy and so sloppy that our soldiers are over there dying in the shower from electrocution.
Washington could take a lesson in how to handle foul plays and shoddy calls from what happens in the NHL.What Hockey Players Can Teach our Toothless Politicians|Dave Maney|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The levees failed because of shoddy maintenance by a federal agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Eight Years After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Has Been Resurrected|Jason Berry|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Society's shoddy geometry gives a short-cut for "my lady's maid" to become "my lady."The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
Mr. Spokesly was glad he had not been permitted to pay for the two bottles with their shoddy tinfoil and lying labels.Command|William McFee
He had sacrificed his sleep—that was his suggestion—and he did not deserve to be put off with shoddy goods.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
This material is shoddy, so to speak, and goes to pieces soon after it grows.The Third Great Plague|John H. Stokes
Shoddy apparel never is anything else but shoddy, and well might it proclaim the shoddy man.Laugh and Live|Douglas Fairbanks