tattered

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adjective tat·tered \ˈta-tərd\

Definition of tattered

  1. 1 :  torn into shreds :  ragged a tattered flag

  2. 2a :  broken down :  dilapidated decaying houses along tattered paved streets — P. B. Martinb :  being in a shattered condition led their tattered party to victory

  3. 3 :  wearing ragged clothes a tattered barefoot boy

Examples of tattered in a sentence

  1. a pile of old tattered books

  2. arrived at the refugee camp tattered and exhausted

14th Century

First Known Use of tattered

14th century


TATTERED Defined for English Language Learners

tattered

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adjective tat·tered \ˈta-tərd\

Definition of tattered for English Language Learners

  • : old and torn


TATTERED Defined for Kids

tattered

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adjective tat·tered \ˈta-tərd\

Definition of tattered for Students

  1. 1 :  torn in or worn to shreds tattered clothes

  2. 2 :  dressed in ragged clothes a tattered orphan



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