tat

[tat]

Origin of tat

First recorded in 1900–05; back formation from tatting
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British Dictionary definitions for tats

tat

1
verb tats, tatting or tatted
  1. to make (something) by tatting

Word Origin for tat

C19: of unknown origin

tat

2
noun
  1. tatty articles or a tatty condition
  2. tasteless articles
  3. a tangled mass

Word Origin for tat

C20: back formation from tatty

tat

3
noun
  1. short for tattoo 2 (def. 2)

tat

4
noun
  1. See tit for tat
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Word Origin and History for tats

tat

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

tats in Medicine

TAT

abbr.
  1. Thematic Apperception Test
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Idioms and Phrases with tats

tat

see tit for tat.

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