Tatterdemalion meaning

tătər-dĭ-mālyən, -mālē-ən
A person wearing ragged or tattered clothing; a ragamuffin.
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Ragged; tattered.
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A person with tattered clothing.
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A person in torn, ragged clothes; ragamuffin.
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Origin of tatterdemalion

  • Probably tattered -demalion of unknown meaning

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

  • The first part of the word is tatter; the origin of the second part is unclear. First attested circa 1608.

    From Wiktionary