shabby

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃæbi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈʃæbi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shabē)


Inflections of 'shabby' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
shabbier
adj comparative
shabbiest
adj superlative
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

shabby

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a shabby [man, boy, person, guy, kid, individual]
  2. a teenager in shabby [pants, jeans, clothes]
  3. the [pants] are starting to [get, look] shabby
  4. has a shabby [look, feel, appearance]
  5. is a shabby dresser
  6. looks shabby with [a tracksuit, his shirt untucked, a beard, those old jeans]
  7. a shabby old [overcoat, jacket, teddy bear]
  8. decorated in shabby chic (style)
  9. a shabby [book, document, passport, certificate, ID card]
  10. a shabby [restaurant, car, building, hotel]
  11. shabby [affairs, business, behavior]
  12. a pretty shabby [performance, display, effort, attempt]
  13. [got, received] shabby treatment [from, at the hands of]
  14. [returned, sold, left] in a shabby condition
  15. (it's) not too shabby, if I do say so myself!
  16. (it) didn't turn out too shabby!
  17. this is a shabby excuse for a [burger, party]
  18. it's not [too, that] shabby (at all)!
  19. Not too shabby, eh?
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