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Definition of Shabby

Shabby

  1. Torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged.
  2. Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.
  3. Mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment.

Shabby Quotations

When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes.
W. H. Auden

When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
W. H. Auden

Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.
Willa Cather

A work-room should be like an old shoe; no matter how shabby, it's better than a new one.
Willa Cather

The band broke up because I couldn't bear Rotten anymore because he was an embarrassment with his silly hats and his, like, shabby, dirty, nasty looking appearance.
Sid Vicious
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Shabby Translations

shabby in Swedish is sjaskig, tarvlig, sluskig

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