verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- tatra mountains,
Origin of tatter1
Origin of tatter2
Examples from the Web for tatters
But they may not have time with Putin challenging, Crimea invaded and an economy in tatters.
Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die unheard in Dim Carcosa.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile the economy is in tatters and the future looks damn bleak.Egypt’s Arab Spring Gives Way To Spring Of The Patriarch|Christopher Dickey|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few years later, though, when my Jerusalemite husband and I moved temporarily to the U.S., Oslo was already in tatters.
The broad coalition behind the overthrow of the Morsi government lies in tatters.
He will tear your Crocuses—- especially the yellow ones—to tatters out of sheer mischief.Beautiful Bulbous Plants|John Weathers
Miserably he was drawn back to the spot where the most important of all his visions had been rent to tatters.Merton of the Movies|Harry Leon Wilson
The plate was a series of grotesque absurdities, in which a moral was torn to tatters.The Life Of George Cruikshank, Vol. II. (of II)|Blanchard Jerrold
They began patiently sewing the rags and tatters back into usable form again.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
"Just these scratches and a good riding-suit in tatters," she answered, as she drew away from him with a reassuring smile.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
- torn to pieces; in shreds
- destroyed or ruined
Word Origin for tatter
mid-14c., "clad in slashed garments," from Old Norse toturr "rag," cognate with Old English tættec, tætteca "rag, tatter," Low German tater "tatter." The noun is attested from c.1400.