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 classic literature ?
Now, Harriet we changed into Hattey, and then into Tatty, because, as practical people, we thought even a playful name might be a new thing to her, and might have a softening and affectionate kind of effect, don't you see?
At one time she was Tatty, and at one time she was Coram, until we got into a way of mixing the two names together, and now she is always Tattycoram.
Thank you Ken Dodd Sir for splitting our sides 'Til we meet again in that Comedy Zone in the Sky Tatty Bye, Tatty Bye, Tatty Bye
If you dread coming home to peeling wallpaper, tatty curtains and clutter on the stairs, maybe you should make some changes.
She added: "I have never seen such tatty lionsand half a dozen or so Chinese lanterns.
Fundraising manager Nicky Owen said: "One of our oldest blocks was getting tired and tatty, some of the doors were broken so we needed to spend money on it, but rather than paying for new doors, we decided to transform the entire building into a retirement village for our older dogs.
Don became a regular sight at Bo'ness, screaming up the hill in his purple car with the white stripes, and even more so when the paintwork was finally done two years ago, meaning the aptly named Tatty Turner wasn't so shabby any more.
When Tatty is kidnapped, the Protectors of the "Seven Edens" that are mapped out on Tatty's body spring into action to defend their lands, and the twins embark on a whirlwind journey in which they meet with changelings Wolf Boy and Moritz, with whom they share breathtaking adventures and escapes, including one from the factory where slave children are forming the Contessa's formidable army.
com ME TO YOU CHRISTMAS PUDDING TATTY TEDDY THIS cute, six-inch, fluffy bluenosed teddy comes dressed as a Christmas pudding.
COUNCIL bosses have been accused of making the city's streets look tawdry and tatty after plans to line major commuter routes in Birmingham with money-spinning banner adverts were approved.
Adorned with stunning detail in sensitively painted water color illustrations of Tatty the butterfly in many natural surroundings, "Tatty, The Lonely Monarch" recounts what happens to the delicate butterfly when she is unable to keep up with her fellow butterflies on their autumnal migration to Mexico.
Riyadh, Safar 1, 1435, Dec 4, 2013, SPA -- Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs received at his office at the Foreign Ministry's headquarters here today, Director General of bilateral and European relations at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia Tatty Roble and the accompanying delegation, currently on a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.