tatty

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adjective tat·ty \ˈta-tē\

Definition of tatty

tattier

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tattiest

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

tattiness

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Examples of tatty in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of tatty

perhaps akin to Old English tætteca rag — more at tatter


TATTY Defined for English Language Learners

tatty

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adjective

Definition of tatty for English Language Learners

  • : old and in poor condition



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