- to do, or make by, tatting.
Origin of tat
First recorded in 1900–05; back formation from tatting
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Examples from the Web for tatted
WHO: Vuitton-toting socialites, jumpsuit-adorned maintenance workers and shorts-wearing tatted musicians circle the block.Foodie Heaven in Houston
July 10, 2014
Aunt Victoria had tatted diligently during this little scene.The Beth Book
Her fingers flew deftly as she tatted a yoke for a fancy nightgown.Plowing On Sunday
The collar is ornamented round the outer edge with a tatted lace.Beeton's Book of Needlework
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)
- to make (something) by tatting
C19: of unknown origin
- tatty articles or a tatty condition
- tasteless articles
- a tangled mass
C20: back formation from tatty
- short for tattoo 2 (def. 2)
- See tit for tat
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Word Origin and History for tatted
1882, "to do tatting," back-formation from tatting.
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Idioms and Phrases with tatted
see tit for tat.
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