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tatterdemalion

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noun tat·ter·de·ma·lion \ˌta-tər-di-ˈmāl-yən, -ˈmal-, -ˈma-lē-ən\

Definition of tatterdemalion

  1. :  a person dressed in ragged clothing :  ragamuffin



Origin of tatterdemalion

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1608


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tatterdemalion

adjective tat·ter·de·ma·lion

Definition of tatterdemalion

  1. 1 :  ragged or disreputable in appearance

  2. 2 :  being in a decayed state or condition :  dilapidated



Examples of tatterdemalion

  1. <one of those tatterdemalion towns of the rust belt where the factories closed down decades ago>



1614

First Known Use of tatterdemalion

1614

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