noun, plural ta·ta·mi, ta·ta·mis.
Origin of tatami
Examples from the Web for tatami
Roughly her ladyship threw her aside, face upward on the tatami.
The place completely surrounded, tatami were taken from the neighbouring houses for use as shields against the arrows.
Allow him to die in Yotsuya, upon the tatami; not on the bare earth, to be thrown on the moor for dogs to gnaw.The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari|James S. De Benneville
The multitudes of fleas that infest the normal Japanese home are convincing proof of the real state of the "tatami."Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic|Sidney L. Gulick
She waited the reply, eyes cast down on the tatami, for she at least had some remains of modesty.
British Dictionary definitions for tatami
noun plural -mi or -mis
Word Origin for tatami
Word Origin and History for tatami
1610s, from Japanese tatami.