From Cambridge Dictionary
looking old and in bad condition because of being used for a long time or not being cared for:
- He wore a shabby old overcoat.
- Her home is a rented one-bedroom apartment in a shabby part of town.
- The refugees were shabby (= wore old clothes in bad condition) and hungry.
not honourable or fair; unacceptable:
- She spoke out about the shabby way the case had been handled.
- The company’s treatment of women was shabby.
- They have had appallingly shabby treatment over the past few years and it is right that we should try to do something for them.
From Merriam Webster
Definition of shabby
1 : clothed with worn or seedy garments
a shabby hobo
a : threadbare and faded from wear
a shabby sofa
b : ill-kept : dilapidated
a shabby neighborhood
a : mean, despicable, contemptible
must feel shabby … because of his compromises— Nat Hentoff
b : ungenerous, unfair
laments the shabby way in which this country often treated a poet— Paul Engle
c : inferior in quality
From the Urban Dictionary
rubbish, ugly and generally not good
not too shabby
something that is old, dirty, a little over-used, messy or otherwise slightly over-loved! can aslo describe a person in an ironic way see example 2 below!
person 1:that table is old, like an antique
person 2:yes it’s quite shabby
person 1; person 2 you are not too shabby (meaning you are not too bad)
person 2: that shall be our word and we will make it cool, shabby
old skool garage raver term for good
this tune’s shabby rudeboy
when something is crappy or not that good; definetly not sexy
That was a shabby scooter poop, I mean the poop didn’t even cover the ass
that fone is shabby blud
Used in Edinburgh slang as ‘out of order’ (not in the context of working state of a machine or object) or something that is below societies general moral acceptability.
You shouldnae uv chored that wee boys dinner money, that was pure shabby man
a poorly hand rolled cigarette aka a rollie. For example when the filter is not tightly in place and tends to fall out. Hence a shabby.
i wouldn’t call that a cigarette, its more like what one would call a shabby.
it means ur a TRAMP
not too shabby
Phrase that describes the condition of something, meaning “Not bad”.
The opposite of word shabby/word
Bill: I banged her twice then left.
Tim: Not too shabby.