Shab"by (?), a. [Compar. Shabbier (?); superl. Shabbiest.] [See Shab, n., Scabby, and Scab.]

1.

Torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged.

Wearing shabby coats and dirty shirts. Macaulay.

2.

Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.

"The dean was so shabby."

Swift.

3.

Mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment.

"Very shabby fellows."

Clarendon.

 

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