adj (-bier, -biest)
- 1.1 [carpet/sofa/jacket] gastado, muy usado; (threadbare) raído they are shabby-genteel es gente bien venida a menosMore example sentences1.2 (bad, unfair) a shabby trick una mala pasada what a shabby way to treat him qué manera más fea de tratarlo
- Yet their fictional lives are placed in direct contrast with their shabby and poor surroundings.
- Regardless of the kitchen's shabby condition, this was home to Isis.
- They were in shabby condition, having fallen into disrepair.
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La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.