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tatter

verb tat·ter \ ˈta-tər \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of tatter

transitive verb
:to make ragged
intransitive verb
: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

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First Known Use of tatter

14th century

tatter Synonyms


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tatter

noun

Definition of tatter

1 :a part torn and left hanging :shred
2 tatters plural :tattered clothing :rags

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Origin and Etymology 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



TATTER Defined for Kids

tatter

noun tat·ter \ ˈta-tər \

Definition of tatter for Students

1 :a part torn and left hanging :shred
2 tatters plural :ragged clothing


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