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tatterdemalion (n.)

"ragged child, person dressed in old clothes," c. 1600, probably from tatter (n.), with fantastic second element, but perhaps also suggested by Tartar, with a contemporary sense of "vagabond, gypsy."

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Definitions of tatterdemalion
1
tatterdemalion (adj.)
worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing;
a tatterdemalion prince
Synonyms: tattered
tatterdemalion (adj.)
in deplorable condition;
Synonyms: bedraggled / broken-down / derelict / dilapidated / ramshackle / tumble-down
2
tatterdemalion (n.)
a dirty shabbily clothed urchin;
Synonyms: ragamuffin
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