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3 definitions found
 for tatty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tatty \Tat"ty\, n.; pl. Tatties. [Hind. [.t]a[.t][.t][imac].]
     A mat or screen of fibers, as of the kuskus grass, hung at a
     door or window and kept wet to moisten and cool the air as it
     enters. [India]
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tatty
      adj 1: showing signs of wear and tear; "a ratty old overcoat";
             "shabby furniture"; "an old house with dirty windows and
             tatty curtains" [syn: moth-eaten, ratty, shabby,
             tatty]
      2: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish
         colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a
         meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn:
         brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy,
         gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty,
         tawdry, trashy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "tatty":
     base, common, dowdy, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, frayed,
     frazzled, full of holes, holey, in rags, in shreds, in tatters,
     mean, paltry, patchy, poor, ragged, raggedy, ratty, rubbishy,
     scruffy, seedy, shabby, shoddy, sleazy, tacky, tattered, torn,
     trashy
  
  

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