tattie

[ tat-ee ]
/ ˈtæt i /

noun

Definition for tattie (2 of 2)

tatty2

or tat·tie

[ tat-ee ]
/ ˈtæt i /

noun, plural tat·ties.

(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 tatty

2
First recorded in 1785–95, tatty is from the Hindi word ṭaṭṭī
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British Dictionary definitions for tattie (1 of 2)

tattie

tatty

/ (ˈtætɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a Scot or dialect word for potato

British Dictionary definitions for tattie (2 of 2)

tatty
/ (ˈtætɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest

mainly British worn out, shabby, tawdry, or unkempt

Derived forms of tatty

tattily, adverbtattiness, noun

Word Origin for tatty

C16: of Scottish origin, probably related to Old English tættec a tatter
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