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