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Shabby
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Shabby as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 September 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 32 answers for the crossword clue 'Shabby', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Shabby a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Shabby as an answer itself some 97 times.

Shabby is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Thursday, 26 August 2021 with the answer being SEEDY, we also found SEEDY to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"
  • Mean and unworthy and despicable; "shabby treatment"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

LOT
Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"

4 Letters

MEAN
Characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

WORN
Affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"

5 Letters

DINGY
Thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen"

DOWDY
British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)

MANGY
Having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap; "a mangy carpet"; "a mangy old fur coat"

RATTY
Dirty and infested with rats

SEEDY
Full of seeds; "as seedy as a fig"

TACKY
Tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

TATTY
Tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

6 Letters

CHEESY
Of very poor quality; flimsy

DEARED

FRAYED
Worn away or tattered along the edges; "frayed cuffs"

INRAGS

RAGTAG
Disparaging terms for the common people

SHODDY
Reclaimed wool fiber

7 Letters

ILLKEPT

RUNDOWN
A concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)

SCRUFFY
Shabby and untidy; "a surge of ragged scruffy children"; "he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"- Mark Twain

SQUALID
Foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns"

UNKEMPT
Not properly maintained or cared for; "an unkempt garden"; "native vistas and unkempt rambling paths"; "an ukempt appearance"

8 Letters

DOGEARED Anita

DOWNBEAT
The first beat of a musical measure (as the conductor's arm moves downward)

INFERIOR
One of lesser rank or station or quality

TATTERED
Worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing; "a man in a tattered shirt"; "the tattered flag"; "tied up in tattered brown paper"; "a tattered barefoot boy"; "a tatterdemalion prince"

9 Letters

MOTHEATEN

10 Letters

DOWNATHEEL

RAMSHACKLE
In deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"

THREADBARE
Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"

11 Letters

DILAPIDATED
In deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"

12 Letters

DOWNATTHEHES

14 Letters

DOWNATTHEHEELS

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