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tatter

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verb tat·ter \ˈta-tər\

Definition of tatter

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to make ragged

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to become ragged



    Examples of tatter in a sentence

    1. <the kids will tatter that doll beyond repair if they don't quit yanking on it>



    14th Century

    First Known Use of tatter

    14th century


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    tatter

    noun tat·ter

    Definition of tatter

    1. 1 :  a part torn and left hanging :  shred

    2. 2 plural :  tattered clothing :  rags



    Origin of tatter

    Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tǫturr tatter; akin to Old English tætteca rag, Old High German zotta matted hair, tuft


    First Known Use: 15th century



    TATTER Defined for Kids

    tatter

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    noun tat·ter \ˈta-tər\

    Definition of tatter for Students

    1. 1 :  a part torn and left hanging :  shred

    2. 2 tatters plural :  ragged clothing





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