What does the word shabby mean?

Usage examples for shabby

  1. Her clothes are neat but shabby- that is not the last look like French women have- but as if they had been turned to " make do"- I suppose she is very poor. – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  2. They went very often to the Carrolls, and there, in the shabby old sitting- room, Susan felt happier than she did anywhere else. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  3. You will find there only a bed, without curtains, and some very shabby furniture. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville