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