[also more shabby; most shabby]
1 : in poor condition especially because of age or use
The furniture was old and shabby.
He wore a shabby coat.
Her first apartment was pretty shabby.
2 : dressed in clothes that are old and worn
3 informal : not fair, generous, or reasonable
They complained about the shabby treatment they received at the hotel.
Backing out of the deal was a shabby thing to do.
not (too) shabby informal
: fairly good or quite good
He came in second in the race. That's not too shabby for an inexperienced runner. [=that's not bad at all for an inexperienced runner]