Tatter meaning

tătər
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Tatter is to shred, or leave in rags.

A child tearing up a pair of pants while they play roughly at the park is an example of tatter.

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A torn and hanging piece of cloth; a shred.
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The definition of a tatter is a shredded rag or torn piece of clothing.

An example of a tatter is a castaway's clothing after three months on a desert island.

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To become ragged.
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A shred of torn cloth; an individual item of torn and ragged clothing.
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Torn and ragged clothing; rags.
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To make or become ragged.
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One that makes tatting, especially as a livelihood.
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A torn and hanging shred or piece, as of a garment.
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A separate shred or scrap; rag.
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Torn, ragged clothes.
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To reduce to tatters; make ragged.
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A person engaged in tatting.
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To destroy an article of clothing by shredding.
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Origin of tatter

  • Middle English tater of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Apparently a back-formation from tattered.

    From Wiktionary