'Shoddy' definitions:

Definition of 'shoddy'

(from WordNet)
Cheap and shoddy; "cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist [syn: cheapjack, shoddy, tawdry]
Of inferior workmanship and materials; "mean little jerry- built houses" [syn: jerry-built, shoddy]
Designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices" [syn: deceptive, misleading, shoddy]
Reclaimed wool fiber

Definition of 'Shoddy'

  • Shoddy \Shod"dy\, n. [Perhaps fr. Shed, v. t.; as meaning originally, waste stuff shed or thrown off; cf. dial. shod to shed, and E. Shed a parting, separation, Shode a parting.]
  • 1. A fibrous material obtained by "deviling," or tearing into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags, druggets, etc. See Mungo. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Fluffy, fibrous waste from wool carding, worsted spinning, or weaving of woolens. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  • 3. A fabric of inferior quality made of, or containing a large amount of, shoddy. [1913 Webster]
  • Note: The great quantity of shoddy goods furnished as army supplies in the late Civil War in the United States gave wide currency to the word, and it came to be applied to persons who pretend to a higher position in society than that to which their breeding or worth entitles them; this term is now (1997) rarely used in that sense. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Definition of 'Shoddy'

  • Shoddy \Shod"dy\, a.
  • 1. Made wholly or in part of shoddy; containing shoddy; as, shoddy cloth; shoddy blankets; hence, colloquially, not genuine; sham; pretentious; as, shoddy aristocracy. [1913 Webster]
  • Shoddy inventions designed to bolster up a factitious pride. --Compton Reade. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. of poor quality or inferior workmanship. --[RHUD] [PJC]
  • 3. visibly worn or damaged from use; shabby. [PJC]

Synonyms of 'shoddy'

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