tatterdemalion


1tat·ter·de·ma·lion

noun \ˌta-tər-di-ˈmāl-yən, -ˈmal-, -ˈma-lē-ən\

Definition of TATTERDEMALION

:  a person dressed in ragged clothing :  ragamuffin

Origin of TATTERDEMALION

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1608

2tatterdemalion

adjective

Definition of TATTERDEMALION

1
:  ragged or disreputable in appearance
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>

First Known Use of TATTERDEMALION

1614

Rhymes with TATTERDEMALION

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