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shoddy

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noun shod·dy \ˈshä-dē\

Definition of shoddy

  1. 1a :  a reclaimed wool from materials that are not felted that is of better quality and longer staple than mungob :  a fabric often of inferior quality manufactured wholly or partly from reclaimed wool

  2. 2a :  inferior, imitative, or pretentious articles or matterb :  pretentious vulgarity

Origin and Etymology of shoddy

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1832


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shoddy

adjective shod·dy

Definition of shoddy

shoddier

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shoddiest

  1. 1 :  made wholly or partly of shoddy

  2. 2a :  cheaply imitative :  vulgarly pretentious shoddy merchandiseb :  hastily or poorly done :  inferior shoddy workmanshipc :  shabby, disreputable shoddy business deals

shoddily

play \ˈshä-də-lē\ adverb

shoddiness

play \ˈshä-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of shoddy in a sentence

  1. They gave a shoddy performance.

  2. shoddy merchandise that soon fell to pieces

1847

First Known Use of shoddy

1847


SHODDY Defined for English Language Learners


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shoddy

adjective shod·dy

Definition of shoddy for English Language Learners

  • : poorly done or made


SHODDY Defined for Kids

shoddy

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adjective shod·dy \ˈshä-dē\

Definition of shoddy for Students

shoddier

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shoddiest

  1. :  poorly done or made shoddy work

shoddiness

\ˈshä-dē-nəs\ noun


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