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tattered

[ tat-erd ]
/ ˈtæt ərd /
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adjective

torn to tatters; ragged: a tattered flag.
wearing ragged clothing: a tattered old man.

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Origin of tattered

1300–50; Middle English; see tatter1 (noun), -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM tattered

un·tat·tered, adjective
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How to use tattered in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tattered

tattered
/ (ˈtætəd) /

adjective

ragged or worna tattered old book
wearing ragged or torn clothingtattered refugees
damaged, defeated, or in disarrayhe believes he can bring the tattered party together
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