Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Abounding in shades.
- Causing shade.
- Overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
- (slang) Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.
- He is a shady character.
- 2009: Stuart Heritage, Hecklerspray, Friday the 22nd of May in 2009 at 1 o’clock p.m., “Jon & Kate Latest: People You Don’t Know Do Crap You Don’t Care About”
- Jon & Kate Plus 8 is a show based on two facts: 1) Jon and Kate Gosselin have eight children, and 2) the word ‘Kate’ rhymes with the word ‘eight’. One suspects that if Kate were ever to have another child, a shady network executive would urge her to put it in a binbag with a brick and drop it down a well. But this is just a horrifying tangent.
abounding in shades
overspread with shade