tat

[ tat ]
/ tæt /

verb (used with or without object), tat·ted, tat·ting.

to do, or make by, tatting.

Origin of tat

First recorded in 1900–05; back formation from tatting

Definition for tat (2 of 2)

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British Dictionary definitions for tat (1 of 4)

tat

1
/ (tæt) /

verb tats, tatting or tatted

to make (something) by tatting

Word Origin for tat

C19: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for tat (2 of 4)

tat

2
/ (tæt) /

noun

tatty articles or a tatty condition
tasteless articles
a tangled mass

Word Origin for tat

C20: back formation from tatty

British Dictionary definitions for tat (3 of 4)

tat

3
/ (tæt) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for tat (4 of 4)

tat

4
/ (tæt) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for tat

tat


v.

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

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Medicine definitions for tat

TAT


abbr.

Thematic Apperception Test
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Idioms and Phrases with tat

tat


see tit for tat.

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