adjective \ˈta-tē\

: old and in poor condition


Full Definition of TATTY

:  rather worn, frayed, or dilapidated :  shabby <a tatty shirt>
tat·ti·ness \-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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