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adjective shabby pronunciation in British English /ˈʃæbi/
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  1. 1
    old and in bad condition
    shabby clothes/furniture/buildings
    1. a.
      dressed in clothes that are old or in bad condition
      The children were all so shabby and hungry.
      feel shabby: Linda felt shabby standing next to Andrea in her fashionable clothes.
  2. 2
    not fair, or not honest
    The whole affair was rather shabby.
  3. 3
    of low quality
    He blasted the lawyers for submitting such shabby paperwork.
    a shop selling shabby goods

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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