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tattered

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adjective tat·tered \ˈta-tərd\

Simple Definition of tattered

  • : old and torn

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tattered

  1. 1 :  wearing ragged clothes <a tattered barefoot boy>

  2. 2 :  torn into shreds :  ragged <a tattered flag>

  3. 3a :  broken down :  dilapidated <decaying houses along tattered paved streets — P. B. Martin>b :  being in a shattered condition <led their tattered party to victory>

Examples of tattered in a sentence

  1. a pile of old tattered books

  2. <arrived at the refugee camp tattered and exhausted>



14th Century

First Known Use of tattered

14th century


TATTERED Defined for Kids

tattered

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adjective tat·tered \ˈta-tərd\

Definition of tattered for Students

  1. 1 :  torn in or worn to shreds <tattered clothes>

  2. 2 :  dressed in ragged clothes <a tattered orphan>





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