What is shoddy?

  • (adj): Cheap and shoddy.
    Synonyms: cheapjack, tawdry
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on shoddy:

Heavy Woollen District
... was one of the key textile centres in Yorkshire, famed for its production of "shoddy and mungo" ... The inventions were made in Batley, with machines to grind soft rags (shoddy) devised in 1813, and for hard rags (mungo) in 1835 ... either closed or have been put to another uses, but some shoddy/mungo mills remain (e.g ...
What The Game's Been Missing! - Track Listing
... "Kill 'Em" (featuring Cam'ron) Shoddy AKA Shottie 326 7 ... "Whatever U Wanna Call It" (featuring Hell Rell) Shoddy AKA Shottie 410 10 ... "Changes" (featuring Razah) Shoddy AKA Shottie 351 18 ...
Glossary Of Textile Manufacturing - S
... Shoddy Recycled or remanufactured wool ... Benjamin Law invented shoddy and mungo, as such, in England in 1813 ... The shoddy industry was centred on the towns of Batley, Morley, Dewsbury and Ossett in West Yorkshire, and concentrated on the recovery of wool from rags ...
Shoddy Millionaires
... "Shoddy" millionaires was a derogatory term for the war profiteers in the North during the American Civil War ... Allegedly, they supplied the Union army with faulty uniforms made from reprocessed "shoddy" wool rather than virgin wool ... Shoddy millionaires also allegedly made shoes from cardboard that would dissolve when the soldiers marched in water or mud ...

More definitions of "shoddy":

  • (noun): Reclaimed wool fiber.
  • (adj): Of inferior workmanship and materials.
    Synonyms: jerry-built

Famous quotes containing the word shoddy:

    There is a difference between dramatizing your sensibility and your personality. The literary works which we think of as classics did the former. Much modern writing does the latter, and so has an affinity with, say, night-club acts in all their shoddy immediacy.
    Paul Horgan (b. 1904)

    ...of all the shoddy foreigners one encounters, there are none so depressing as the London shoddy.
    Willa Cather (1876–1947)