Shabby

Shab"by

(?), a. [Compar. Shabbier (?); superl. Shabbiest.] [See Shab, n., Scabby, and Scab.] 1. Torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged.
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Wearing shabby coats and dirty shirts.
Macaulay.
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2. Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments. "The dean was so shabby." Swift.
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3. Mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment. "Very shabby fellows." Clarendon.
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