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tat

[tat] /tæt/
verb (used with or without object), tatted, tatting.
1.
to do, or make by, tatting.
Origin of tat
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; back formation from tatting
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  • Aunt Victoria had tatted diligently during this little scene.

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand
  • Her fingers flew deftly as she tatted a yoke for a fancy nightgown.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • The collar is ornamented round the outer edge with a tatted lace.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • She tatted while she read, tatted while she taught, tatted while she watched the potatoes boiling for dinner.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley

    Mary Ellen Chase
  • Mrs. Tremnell tatted with a very injured air, and was on the verge of tears.

    Into the Highways and Hedges F. F. Montrsor (Frances Frederica)
  • The flowrets are tatted with black purse silk, and worked in appliqué over the tulle.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • This illustration shows the centre of a tatted couvrette in full size, and measuring 12 inches across.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • It is worked in white embroidery and lace stitch, and edged all round with a tatted lace.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework Isabella Beeton
  • In the evenings she sat by her small air-tight stove, read, and tatted!

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley

    Mary Ellen Chase
British Dictionary definitions for tatted

tat1

/tæt/
verb tats, tatting, tatted
1.
to make (something) by tatting
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin

tat2

/tæt/
noun
1.
tatty articles or a tatty condition
2.
tasteless articles
3.
a tangled mass
Word Origin
C20: back formation from tatty

tat3

/tæt/
noun
1.
short for tattoo2 (sense 2)

tat4

/tæt/
noun
1.
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Word Origin and History for tatted

tat

v.

1882, "to do tatting," back-formation from tatting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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tatted in Medicine

TAT abbr.
Thematic Apperception Test

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for tatted

tat

noun

A skin tattoo: There were two favorite spots for tats (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with tatted

tat

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