The term shabby It is used in the Spanish territory as adjective. The concept can qualify that of poor quality, poorly maintained or poor. For example: “Last night I saw a very shabby movie”, “We are staying in a shabby hotel that is one kilometer from the center”, “María has her house decorated with very crappy objects”.
In the case of objects and places, the term shabby is a kind of “wild card” that allows us to refer to a large number of negative characteristics, although all point to a lack of quality, to a poor finish. Let’s start by analyzing the first of the three examples presented in the previous paragraph: a movie can be described in this way because it presents a predictable plot, not very talented actors, a cheesy script or not very credible special effects, among many other features.
A seedy hotel, on the other hand, has surely been poorly decorated tasteUsing ornaments that are too cheap, with a very loaded or bland color combination, have a service that leaves much to be desired, does not stand out for its level of hygiene and its walls do not adequately isolate noise. In short, no person who can pick a better hotel would go to a shabby one.
The third example can be related to the previous one, since we are talking about a house whose decoration gives us the idea of ”poor quality”, “cheap items”, “bad taste”. Of course, no one has the obligation to follow a line when buying or decorating their home, and for this reason you should not allow the opinion condition of others.
This brings us to the importance of taking care of the words when emitting judgment about the things and people around us: using terms like shabby It can be funny if with a group of friends we refer to a movie that we did not like, but very cruel if we are talking about a creation of one of them, for example.
The notion of shabby can also be applied to persons miserable, petty or stingy: “We have a shabby mayor who does nothing to improve the life of his people”, “Get away from that seedy kid”, “How shabby is your boss! I should increase your salary “.
It can be said that shabby is an adjective with a pejorative sense. His etymology it is not clear: it is believed that it could derive from the French croûte, which in turn comes from the Latin crusta. Croûte it means “crust” or “Cortex”That is why the meaning of seedy may have begun to be forged from the disposable pieces of food. The shabby, in this sense, has no value.
Of the idea other words derive from shabby. Is named shabby the set of shabby things or individuals (“This place is crappy”). The shabby, shabby or shabby, for its part, is the condition of shabby (“I dislike the crap in this bar”, “I do not tolerate such cheapness”, “The cheapness of stealing from a child is outrageous”).
ShabbyFinally, it is the name of a stream that is in the Province Spanish from Oviedo. Also called CutiIt has two main branches and its waters abound with trout, a fish that represents an important income for the fishing industry.
The creek Cutre is formed by the waters coming from the Pantano del Recuesto and the slopes of Mount La Tana, parishioners of Roces and Tremañes, respectively. In addition to the two main arms, it has two bridges; Its waters descend from the hill where the Ceares parish is located and from the springs of the town of Gijón, before flowing into the sea.