tat

[tat]

Origin of tat

First recorded in 1900–05; back formation from tatting
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Examples from the Web for tatted

Contemporary Examples of tatted

  • WHO: Vuitton-toting socialites, jumpsuit-adorned maintenance workers and shorts-wearing tatted musicians circle the block.

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    Foodie Heaven in Houston

    Michele Meyer

    July 10, 2014

Historical Examples of tatted

  • 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.

  • She tatted while she read, tatted while she taught, tatted while she watched the potatoes boiling for dinner.

  • 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)


British Dictionary definitions for tatted

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 tatted

tat

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

tatted in Medicine

TAT

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

tat

see tit for tat.

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