- Shoddy material, as for the construction of standardized housing. (noun)
- Made of shoddy material; cheaply built. (adjective)
- Marked by a mediocre uniformity of appearance or style: ticky-tacky rows of look-alike houses. (adjective)
- Tawdry; tacky. (adjective)
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