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Definition of the adjective shoddy
What does shoddy mean as an attribute of a noun?
Shoddy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: more shoddy / shoddier | most shoddy / shoddiest
- made of inferior workmanship and materials
- unethical or dishonest
Alternative definition of the adjective shoddy
- Being of poor quality or construction
Definition of the noun shoddy
What does shoddy mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: shoddies
- reclaimed wool fiber
Alternative definition of the noun shoddy
- A low-grade cloth made from by-products of wool processing, or from recycled wool.
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Shoddy is wool recovered from woolen fabrics that are not heavily felted or milled . Mungo is made from fragments of felted or milled cloth, and the fibre is therefore shorter. These two terms, however, are often used with different meanings and ...
by William A. Harris
SHODDY AND MUNGO REFUSE.—Owing to the rapid oxidation of the oil, or oleine, ...
An Encyclopedia by James Ciment
®shoddy, ̄. now meaning inferior in quality, originally referred to cloth made from recycled material. As a result, by 1970, Americans were recycling little, buying mostly new products that required large quantities of energy and virgin raw ...
Dictionary of Americanisms (1877)
A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett
A Usage Dictionary of Anglicisms in Sixteen European Languages by Manfred Görlach
shoddy n. ib 'a fibre made of old woollen cloth' The commodity was one of the common products of nineteenth-century industry, so much so that an industrialist nouveau riche was called a shoddy baron in German. However, the word ...
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
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Quotes about shoddy
He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things. (Margery Allingham)
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Scrabble value of S1H4O1D2D2Y4
The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine