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shoddy

[shod-ee] /ˈʃɒd i/
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
1825-1835
1825-35; origin uncertain
Related forms
shoddily, adverb
shoddiness, noun
half-shoddy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shoddinesses

shoddy

/ˈʃɒdɪ/
adjective -dier, -diest
1.
imitating something of better quality
2.
of poor quality; trashy
3.
made of shoddy material
noun (pl) -dies
4.
a yarn or fabric made from wool waste or clippings
5.
anything of inferior quality that is designed to simulate superior quality
Derived Forms
shoddily, adverb
shoddiness, noun
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for shoddinesses
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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