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Definitions of tattered

tattered (ˈtætəd

Definitions

adjective

  1. ragged or worn   ⇒  ■ a tattered old book
  2. wearing ragged or torn clothing   ⇒  ■ tattered refugees
  3. damaged, defeated, or in disarray   ⇒  ■ he believes he can bring the tattered party together

tatter (ˈtætə

Definitions

verb

  1. to make or become ragged or worn to shreds

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noun

  1. (plural) torn or ragged pieces, esp of material
  2. See in tatters

Word Origin

C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic töturr rag, Old English tættec, Old High German zæter rag

Translations for 'tattered'

  • British English: tattered If something such as clothing or a book is tattered, it is damaged or torn, especially because it has been used a lot over a long period of time. ADJECTIVEHe fled wearing only a sarong and a tattered shirt.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esfarrapado
  • Chinese: > 破旧的衣物、书籍等> 破旧舊的
  • European Spanish: estropeado estropeada
  • French: en loques
  • German: zerrissen
  • Italian: sciupato sciupata
  • Japanese: ぼろぼろの
  • Korean: 누더기가 된
  • Portuguese: esfarrapado esfarrapada
  • Spanish: gastado gastada

Example Sentences Including 'tattered'

The cloud deck was rendered into a thousand tattered black banners, streaming overhead.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
Pilar was standing outside the house talking to a little boy in a tattered red shirt.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes
He had a black bandanna tied around his forehead and he was wearing a tattered blue uniform.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes

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