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tatty

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adjective tat·ty \ˈta-tē\

Simple Definition of tatty

  • : old and in poor condition

Full Definition of tatty

tat·ti·ertat·ti·est

  1. :  rather worn, frayed, or dilapidated :  shabby <a tatty shirt>

tat·ti·ness play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of tatty

  1. <the owner has let the restaurant become increasingly tatty over the years>



Origin of tatty

perhaps akin to Old English tætteca rag — more at tatter


First Known Use: 1513

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