Shab·by a. [Compar. Shabbier superl. Shabbiest.]
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.”
3. Mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment. “Very shabby fellows.”
adj 1: showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat";
"shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows
and tatty curtains" [syn: moth-eaten, ratty, tatty]
2: mean and unworthy and despicable; "shabby treatment"
[also: shabbiest, shabbier]