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tatter

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verb tat·ter \ˈta-tər\

Definition of tatter

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make ragged

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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 tatters plural :  tattered clothing :  rags

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


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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