Definitions for tattyˈtæt i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tat•tyˈtæt i(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est.

  1. shabby or ill-kempt; ragged.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of tatty:

1505–15; tat rag + -y1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. moth-eaten, ratty, shabby, tatty(adj)

    showing signs of wear and tear

    "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"

  2. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(adj)

    tastelessly showy

    "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"


  1. tatty(Noun)


  2. tatty(Adjective)

    Dilapidated, distressed, worn-out, torn

    The tramp wore a tatty old overcoat.

Translations for tatty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


shabby and untidy

tatty clothes.

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