tatty

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tat·ty

 (tăt′ē)
adj. tat·ti·er, tat·ti·est
Somewhat worn, shabby, or dilapidated.

[Probably from tat, a rag, shabby person.]

tatty

(ˈtætɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
chiefly Brit worn out, shabby, tawdry, or unkempt
[C16: of Scottish origin, probably related to Old English tættec a tatter]
ˈtattily adv
ˈtattiness n

tat•ty

(ˈtæt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
shabby or ill-kempt; ragged.
[1505–15; tat rag + -y1]
tat′ti•ly, adv.
tat′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tatty - showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat"; "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.tatty - tastelessly showytatty - tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste

tatty

tatty

adjective
Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations
قَذِر ومُهَلْهَل
chatrný
nusset
tuskulegur
apskuręs
noplucisnošņurcis
bakımsızpejmürde

tatty

[ˈtætɪ] ADJ (tattier (compar) (tattiest (superl))) (= shabby) [clothes] → raído, deshilachado; [furniture] → estropeado

tatty

[ˈtæti] adj (British) [clothes, shoes, curtains, book, furniture, office, house, hotel] → défraîchi(e)

tatty

1
adj (+er) (esp Brit inf) → schmuddelig; clothesschäbig

tatty

[ˈtætɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Brit) (fam) (shabby) → malandato/a, malridotto/a; (paint) → scrostato/a

tatty

(ˈtӕti) adjective
shabby and untidy. tatty clothes.
References in periodicals archive ?
These include the shoddy German Market with its neverending conveyor belt of porcelain tat, even tattier clothes and, worst of all, tasteless sausages whacked between two insipid and ghastly pieces of bread roll.
And that investigation will be minimised if you opt for one of the later post-2011 facelifted variants we've been looking at here, cars which will have led slightly easier lives than earlier and potentially tattier examples.
Don''t wait until the weather gets warmer to dig out your sunny day frocks, now is the time to be relegating the tattier ones to the recycle bin, sending the mistakes to the charity shop and marching the broken ones to the menders, so that when the time comes for the sun to bless us with its rays, like a Boy Scout, you''re prepared.
I had kept various items made by my own children at school, which became tattier by the year, but which definitely meant Christmas to me.
The Kinfayre used to be a grubby village pub whose main attraction was an even tattier skittles alley.
Buy them slightly tattier on the private market and you'll save about a grand.
THEY don't come much tattier than the tale of English football hero Wayne Rooney's scruffy little bash in the bathroom of a Liverpool council flat.
Often they soldiered on for years, getting tattier by the month until finally they collapsed in a heap of rust (though,notoriously, the BBC's Top Gear team tried -and failed -to destroy a farmer's Toyota pick-up by fire, water andgravity).
Now 49, this regal woman with the rich brown eyes seems unlikely casting as an Irish mother of seven who runs a fruit and veg stall in one of Dublin's tattier streets.