tatty

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adjective tat·ty \ˈta-tē\

Definition of tatty

tattier

tattiest

  1. :  rather worn, frayed, or dilapidated :  shabby <a tatty shirt>

tattiness

play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of tatty in a sentence

  1. <the owner has let the restaurant become increasingly tatty over the years>

Origin and Etymology of tatty

perhaps akin to Old English tætteca rag — more at tatter


First Known Use: 1513


TATTY Defined for English Language Learners

tatty

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adjective tat·ty \ˈta-tē\

Definition of tatty for English Language Learners

  • : old and in poor condition


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