tattie

[ tat-ee ]
/ ˈtæt i /
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noun

Definition for tattie (2 of 2)

tatty

2

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

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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 Formstattily, adverbtattiness, noun

Word Origin for tatty

C16: of Scottish origin, probably related to Old English tættec a tatter
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Word Origin and History for tattie

tatty


adj.

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.

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