[ adjective ] showing signs of wear and tear
"a ratty old overcoat" "shabby furniture" "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"
Used in print(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)
His captain was thin and haggard and his beautiful boots were worn and shabby .(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
She had made curtains for all the windows of her little house , and she had kept it spotless and neat , shabby as it was , and cooked good meals for Bobby_Joe .
[ adjective ] mean and unworthy and despicable