Etymology
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tatty (adj.)

1510s, "tangled or matted" (of hair), Scottish, probably related to Old English tættec "a rag" (see tatter (n.)). Sense of "tattered, ragged, shabby" first recorded 1933.

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Definitions of tatty

tatty (adj.)
showing signs of wear and tear;
an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains
Synonyms: moth-eaten / ratty / shabby
tatty (adj.)
tastelessly showy;
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