Definition of tattered
- a tattered flag
- decaying houses along tattered paved streets
- —P. B. Martin
- led their tattered party to victory
- a tattered barefoot boy
a pile of old tattered books
arrived at the refugee camp tattered and exhausted
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: old and torn
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