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The word “shoddy”, used to refer to something of poor construction or quality, dates back to the U.S. Civil War wherein “shoddy” was a type of cheap and inferior fabric that was the byproduct of wool processing and sometimes used for military uniforms. A shoddy-fabric uniform was of much lower quality than a proper wool garment.