The definition of a tatter is a shredded rag or torn piece of clothing.(noun)
An example of a tatter is a castaway's clothing after three months on a desert island.
Tatter is to shred, or leave in rags.(verb)
A child tearing up a pair of pants while they play roughly at the park is an example of tatter.
See tatter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, prob. < ON töturr, rags, tatters, akin to Ger zotte, tuft < IE base *dā(i)-, to cut out, divide > tide
See tatter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English tater
Origin: , of Scandinavian origin.
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