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Definition of shoddy:

  1. A fabric of inferior quality made of, or containing a large amount of, shoddy.
  2. A fibrous material obtained by deviling, or tearing into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags, druggets, etc. See Mungo.
  3. Fluffy, fibrous waste from wool carding, worsted spinning, or weaving of woolens.
  4. Made wholly or in part of shoddy; containing shoddy; as, shoddy cloth; shoddy blankets; hence, colloquially, not genuine; sham; pretentious; as, shoddy aristocracy.


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