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Definition of the adjective tattered

What does tattered mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing
    • examples: a man in a tattered shirt | the tattered flag | tied up in tattered brown paper | a tattered barefoot boy
    • synonym of tattered: tatterdemalion
    • similar: worn
  2. ruined or disrupted
    • examples: a tattered remnant of its former strength | my torn and tattered past
    • synonym of tattered: shattered
    • similar: destroyed

Alternative definition of the adjective tattered


  1. rent in tatters, torn, hanging in rags; ragged
  2. dressed in tatters or rags; ragged
  3. [obsolete] dilapidated; showing gaps or breaks; jagged; broken

Definition of the verb tattered

What does tattered mean as a doing word?


  1. past of tatter

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Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of Indus Kohistani (2005)

by Claus Peter Zoller

tattered cirAl tea ce teach a lesson (at school), to sAbAqh manAv teach s.o. what is what, to hAqhi karAv teacher, type of aximd, ustd or ustdz, mdstAr teapot, type of cdezus tear Ac tear, to cerAv, chizAv tear off, to zhatAv tear out, to vatAv tear up ...

Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

tarepenepe Tattered garments karukaru Torn / Hanging in tatters tarcpa Ragged / Unravelled hiraurau Ragged / Frayed / Worn tiwekoweko Rags hautai/karukaru/kanu/kanukanu /pctapeta Rag / *Old garment tawhetawhe Rag ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Panjábí Language (1854)

tattered quilt. Toréest juljuláuná, To creep as a worm. *T&T&Tz juljulát, s. m. bling , creeping. T&T jull, ná, v. n. To go, to move, to depart; (Lahindă dialect.) *T&E julf ...

Google previewA Dakota-English Dictionary (1892)

by Stephen Return Riggs

dangling, tattered, old. k a n - h a n' - h a ij , adv. dangling, tattered, ragged. k a n - h e', v. n. to shell out, as ripe grain. k a n - h e' - d a , adj. ragged, tattered, as one's clothes — makanheca. kan- h e'- z a , adj. poor, distressed, ...

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An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick. (William Butler Yeats)
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Scrabble value of T1A1T1T1E1R1E1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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