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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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tatty

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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.
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Translations
قَذِر ومُهَلْهَل
chatrný
nusset
tuskulegur
apskuręs
noplucisnošņurcis
bakımsızpejmürde

tatty

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

[ˈtæti] adj (British) [clothes, shoes, curtains, book, furniture, office, house, hotel] → défraîchi(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tatty

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

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

(ˈtӕti) adjective
shabby and untidy. tatty clothes.
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AFTER the tattiest of starts to 2008, David Lynn hit form with a vengeance in his three latest events and the Human Coathanger looks a solid 6-5 chance to beat ex-Ryder Cupper Ignacio Garrido andWorksop's second-best golfer, Mark Foster, in today's Portuguese Open threeballs.
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