halfshoddy

shoddy

[shod-ee]
adjective, shoddier, shoddiest.
1.
of poor quality or inferior workmanship: a shoddy bookcase.
2.
intentionally rude or inconsiderate; shabby: shoddy behavior.
noun, plural shoddies.
3.
a fibrous material obtained by shredding unfelted rags or waste. Compare mungo.
4.
anything inferior, especially a handmade item or manufactured product.

Origin:
1825–35; origin uncertain

shoddily, adverb
shoddiness, noun
half-shoddy, adjective
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shoddy (ˈʃɒdɪ)
 
adj , -dier, -diest
1.  imitating something of better quality
2.  of poor quality; trashy
3.  made of shoddy material
 
n , -dier, -diest, -dies
4.  a yarn or fabric made from wool waste or clippings
5.  anything of inferior quality that is designed to simulate superior quality
 
[C19: of unknown origin]
 
'shoddily
 
adv
 
'shoddiness
 
n

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shoddy
1862, "having a delusive appearance of high quality," from earlier noun meaning "wool made of woolen waste, old rags, etc." (1832), of uncertain origin.
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