- (in India) a screen, usually made of coarse, fragrant fibers, placed over a window or door and kept moistened with water in order to cool and deodorize the room.
Origin of tatty2
Examples from the Web for tattie
Historical Examples of tattie
And once he let Tattie and me try to row, but I 'caught a crab' and dropped the oar.
"She's been longing and yearning to seize the reins and drive the coach ever since she came," commented Tattie.
I know you go creeping into Tattie's bed when you think I'm asleep, and you daren't walk upstairs alone.
"Mr. Greenhalgh has tried, and says he can't hear of one anywhere," lamented Tattie.
"Mither, Rob's taken twa sups of milk to yae bite o' tattie," little Mary would say.The Underworld
James C. Welsh
- a Scot or dialect word for potato
- mainly British worn out, shabby, tawdry, or unkempt
Word Origin for tatty
1510s, "tangled or matted" (of hair), Scottish, probably related to Old English tættec "a rag" (see tatter). Sense of "tattered, ragged, shabby" first recorded 1933.