Share this entry

shabby
American English: /ˈʃæbi/
British English: /ˈʃabi/

Translation of shabby in Spanish:

adjective -bier, -biest

  • 1
    (carpet/sofa/jacket)
    gastado
    muy usado
    (threadbare) raído
    they are shabby-genteel
    es gente bien venida a menos
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (bad, unfair) a shabby trick
    una mala pasada
    what a shabby way to treat him
    qué manera más fea de tratarlo

Definition of shabby in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: