shoddy


1shod·dy

noun \ˈshä-dē\

Definition of SHODDY

1
a :  a reclaimed wool from materials that are not felted that is of better quality and longer staple than mungo
b :  a fabric often of inferior quality manufactured wholly or partly from reclaimed wool
2
a :  inferior, imitative, or pretentious articles or matter
b :  pretentious vulgarity

Origin of SHODDY

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1832

Rhymes with SHODDY

2shoddy

adjective

: poorly done or made

shod·di·ershod·di·est

Full Definition of SHODDY

1
:  made wholly or partly of shoddy
2
a :  cheaply imitative :  vulgarly pretentious <shoddy merchandise>
b :  hastily or poorly done :  inferior <shoddy workmanship>
c :  shabby, disreputable <shoddy business deals>
shod·di·ly \ˈshä-də-lē\ adverb
shod·di·ness \ˈshä-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of SHODDY

  1. They gave a shoddy performance.
  2. <shoddy merchandise that soon fell to pieces>

First Known Use of SHODDY

1847

Rhymes with SHODDY

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