From Middle English tatered, tatird, from Old Norse. Originally, it was derived from the noun, but it was later it reanalysed as a past participle, (tatter +"Ž -ed), whereafter the verb came into being. Compare tatter.
Martha lugged out a tattered game of Monopoly.
I don't want you running around in tattered clothes.
She was dressed in a tattered coat, hands in her lap, sitting as nervously as an immigrant awaiting deportation.
Cynthia Dean kept pushing away all other thoughts from his tattered mind.
Beside him rode an hussar, with a boy in a tattered French uniform and blue cap behind him on the crupper of his horse.