Tattered definitions

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Torn into shreds; ragged.
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Shabby or dilapidated.
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Disordered or disrupted.
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In tatters; torn and ragged.
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Wearing torn and ragged clothes.
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Rent in tatters, torn, hanging in rags; ragged.
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Simple past tense and past participle of tatter.
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Having ragged clothes; dressed in tatters.
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Origin of tattered

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.